Part of that future involves Persson thinking about what’s the Next Big Thing, and apparently that means handing over the reigns of Minecraft to designer Jens Bergensten.
“We’ve been working together on Minecraft for a year now, and I’m amazed at how much in synch we two are when it comes to how to design the game,” said Persson. “And when we don’t agree, we discuss it and something much better comes out at a result.”
Persson made it sound like he’s about to take a much-needed vacation, with intentions to return to Mojang with his eyes on “some new project.”
In addition to continued development of Minecraft, Mojang is also working on Scrolls, which involves card collecting and board game elements. Scrolls has been the subject of a lawsuit involving the name with Zenimax Media (the parent company of Bethesda Softworks) over The Elder Scrolls franchise.