I’m sure you’ve heard of this by now, but if you haven’t Microsoft is to buy Mojang for some absurd money, and Minecraft with it. So why am I writing this you might ask. Well considering Traincraft is a part of Minecraft it seems right to touch on the subject.
Microsoft states as of last I checked that they will keep things the way they are. But considering that the modding and it’s community is in somewhat of a grey area at best, it’s safe to say they will do something about it in the future. You can’t be loosing money. So that’s where Traincraft comes in. Considering I’m doing a rewrite, and I don’t know where things are going I’m at an impasse. On one hand I’d want to continue development, but on the other if modding goes away, I would have done tons of work people won’t be able to enjoy. That’s also why you haven’t heard from us in a while.
If you’ve been on the “scene” or if you follow some modders on twitter, you’ll also realise, that because of this, a lot of people either decided to put modding on hold, or quit for good. It’s not something you’d want to hear, but it’s the sad truth. And that’s what we’re doing with Traincraft, we’re waiting for some info from any party that would either confirm or deny the future of Minecraft(and modding). Well me to be exact, because I’m also sad to say Spitfire4466 has “resigned” and will probably be no longer involved in the development, or minecraft modding, due to events described above and the constant lack of time we both have.
I do hope that thing will settle a bit, and we can get back on track, but I have a feeling things won’t be the same.
Hope to have some good news in due time.