Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson has revealed his frustration at his every word being taken as fact, saying that unless people "stop hyping" he'll stop being "open and transparent on Twitter."
The Mojang co-founder says in a blog post that his offer on Twitter to fund a sequel to Double Fine's Psychonauts was made "semi-jokingly" and should not have been taken so seriously.
"So in an interview, Double Fine lead Tim Schafer mentioned that they wanted to make Psychonauts 2 happen, but that nobody had been willing to fund it so far," Persson writes. "Being a big fan of the first one, and thinking a sequel could probably be profitable, I semi-jokingly tweeted Tim about me funding a sequel.
"And then the internet exploded. (Or at least my inbox did.)"
He goes on to lay out the situation as he sees it: that he and Schafer hope to meet at GDC, and that he assumes Double Fine will be busy with its Kickstarter project for some time. He points out that the sequel would cost three times higher than his initial impression - though Schafer said earlier this week that Persson said he could stump up $13 million.
"I have no idea if this is actually going to happen," he writes. "All I know is that if they still want to do it and if they don't decide to self-fund a sequel by doing more crowd funding (which is honestly what I would've done) I would be most interested.
"Point is, stop hyping over this, internet! You're going to scare me into doing things secretly instead of being open and transparent via Twitter. I am incredibly scared of the very real risk of people feeling let down just because I took a chance at something that doesn't end up panning out."