Minecraft creators Mojang don’t need to turn a profit for ten years


By on May 13, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Mojang could go ten years without turning a profit before they run out of money, according to founder Markus “Notch” Persson. Persson was speaking to Rolling Stone when he said “Hopefully, we are going to keep making money at Mojang, but if we don’t, that’s fine.”

“We just have 10 fun years, and then, the last year, we’d say to our employees, ‘If we don’t make any money this year, Mojang is going to be dead.  So you might want to look for new jobs.’”

Notch later jumped on Twitter to clarify that the Rolling Stone article was “weirdly angled”, and that “I meant we’re saving money so that from the day we don’t make a profit, we’ll survive another ten years.”

“So basically, we’ve got money saved to have ten more years to come up with a new project, without making a single cent in that time,” he added.

Source: via Tom’s Hardware

6 comments (Leave your own)

I would have thought they could go even longer than that really…


Now if only they would pull there finger out and give us some regular and meaningful content.


That’s some Broussard 3D Realms talk right there.


Didn’t i read that Nintendo has so much money they can last like 87 years without turning a profit as well.


Now if only they could make a good game.


Didn’t i read that Nintendo has so much money they can last like 87 years without turning a profit as well.

Nintendo is a public company, so I doubt that would be the case. Sure, they might have a cash stockpile that would allow that, but their executives would be fired in the first year or two of that 87 years if they stopped making profit, I’d say. ;)

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