Minecraft’s Notch Challenges Bethesda to Quake 3 to Settle Lawsuit
In response to Bethesda’s lawsuit against Minecraft developer Mojang over the use of the name “Scrolls” for its upcoming trading card game, founder Markus “Notch” Persson has challenged the RPG titan to the gamer’s equivalent of Pistols at Dawn: a game of Quake 3.
In his blog, Persson wrote:
I challenge Bethesda to a game of Quake 3. Three of our best warriors against three of your best warriors. We select one level, you select the other, we randomize the order. 20 minute matches, highest total frag count per team across both levels wins.
If we win, you drop the lawsuit.
If you win, we will change the name of Scrolls to something you’re fine with.
Though “highest total frag count [...] across both levels” is an unconventional rule for a competitive FPS match, Persson clearly has faith in his team’s ability. While Bethesda is best known for its RPG work, RAGE and Doom 4 are two upcoming titles in its publishing pipeline, so the Bethesda staff may have been getting the FPS experience it needs to clinch a victory — in the off chance that Bethesda agrees to this preposterous challenge, of course.