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Notch still hesitant to put 'Minecraft' on Steam

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Mojang is still not ready to put "Minecraft" on Steam.

According to a report from PC Gamer, Minecraft is not on Steam because Mojang has "decided to stay as indepedent as possible," according to developer Markus "Notch" Persson.

"It seems like pretty much all the things we wanted to do are possible on Steam now, which is brilliant!" Persson said. "But we're a bit wary to submit Minecraft to Steam without knowing more about what we want to do."

Persson's concerns lie with Steam's hold on PC gaming, expressing the desire to see more games self-publish and advertise through social media and circles. "I do somewhat worry about the PC as a gaming platform becoming owned by a single entity that takes 30% of all PC games sold," he said.

"We're trying to figure out what we want to do long term with the position we have now. We only recently decided to stay as independent as possible and cancelled an unannounced project that we were doing in collaboration with someone else. It's going to be an interesting future," he said.

Minecraft has continued to sell steadily, with over 10,000 people purchasing the game in the last day alone.

"Perhaps there's something we could do to help out there? I don't know. If nothing else, we might work as an inspiration for people to self-publish," he said.

We have reached out to Persson for comment and will update this story with more information as we have it.