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0x10c placed on hold

0x10c placed on hold

Current progress shows basic multiplayer functionality, space ships and computer terminals.

Markus 'Notch' Persson's follow-up to the wildly successful Minecraft, 0x10c, has been put on hold, possibly indefinitely.

Talking to Polygon, Persson stated that the title has been 'put on ice' until the creative block that the game is currently suffering from is resolved. He also stated that if the title even sees a release, a release date will be a long way off.

'It's not really fun yet, but it feels like it could be fun because there's nothing to do in there yet,' Persson explained.

It is unclear exactly what 0x10c is, but early information suggests it takes parts of the Minecraft formula into space and mixes it up with computer hacking. Early comments from Persson also reveal that the title has its own internal operating system.

Minecraft has enjoyed continued success, clocking up more than 10 million sales on the PC with Xbox and mobile versions bringing that total to over 20 million. Initially developed by Persson alone, he handed control of the game's development over to Jens Bergensten at the end of 2011 to focus on other projects.

Mojang is currently planning to launch a subscription service called Minecraft Realms to allow people greater control over server administration. Aimed at families and children, the service intends to provide a safer environment for children to play the sandbox title online.

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mi1ez 9th April 2013, 08:30 Quote
Shame, I was interested in seeing where it was going.
Parge 9th April 2013, 08:55 Quote
I personally thought it looked pretty poor anyway. Does anyone else get the feeling Minecraft might have been a one off for Notch?
Gareth Halfacree 9th April 2013, 09:07 Quote
I was looking forward to this. Sandbox Elite-like space-based trading free-roaming simulation with an ship-board computer you can program to do whatever you like? Presses my buttons summat chronic. That said, I've also just described the Amiga game Federation of Free Traders, so I could just play that, I guess...
Nexxo 9th April 2013, 09:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by Parge
I personally thought it looked pretty poor anyway. Does anyone else get the feeling Minecraft might have been a one off for Notch?

"A genius is someone who has two great ideas" --Albert Einstein

Perhaps he can work on a Minecraft app for Windows 8 instead. :p After all he has already sold his soul to Apple and Google.
thom804 9th April 2013, 10:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Parge
I personally thought it looked pretty poor anyway. Does anyone else get the feeling Minecraft might have been a one off for Notch?

Agreed, and yep!
fdbh96 9th April 2013, 11:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by Parge
I personally thought it looked pretty poor anyway. Does anyone else get the feeling Minecraft might have been a one off for Notch?

Probably, although its a great one-off nevertheless.
B1GBUD 9th April 2013, 17:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by fdbh96
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Originally Posted by Parge
I personally thought it looked pretty poor anyway. Does anyone else get the feeling Minecraft might have been a one off for Notch?

Probably, although its a great one-off nethertheless.

FTFY! ;)
Joey Propane 9th April 2013, 19:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by Meanmotion
Mojang's follow-up to Minecraft has been put on hold until its creator overcomes creative block.

Eh? All the creativity in Minecraft came from the users, surely?
fdbh96 9th April 2013, 21:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bridaggs
*whoosh*
MineCraft pun ;)

Ah, thats alright then :D
yougotkicked 10th April 2013, 02:25 Quote
That's a shame, Minecraft never appealed all that much to me, But 0x10c looked right up my alley (as someone who spends more time programming than gaming). Hope he finds his inspiration again, I think he may have some great work ahead of him yet.
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