This has been confirmed as Telltale stated: 'As 2014 comes to a close, we are delighted to confirm our partnership with Mojang to create a new episodic game series based on one of the most popular video games in history - Minecraft. We’re not intending on creating an official story for [character] Steve, or explaining the world of Minecraft in detail,' stated Mojang. 'It will be a cool game. Set in the world of Minecraft, the series will feature an original story, driven by player choice. It will not be an add-on for Minecraft, but rather a separate standalone product that will premiere in 2015 on consoles, computers and mobile devices.'
It will have 'entirely original Minecraft experience, inspired by the Minecraft community and the game that continues to inspire a generation.'
Markus Persson, who originally created Minecraft, sold the game to Microsoft in September. Mr Persson left the company right after the deal was completed.
Mr Persson made this statement: 'I'm leaving Mojang. A relatively long time ago, I decided to step down from Minecraft development. Jens [Bergensten] was the perfect person to take over leading it, and I wanted to try to do new things.I was at home with a bad cold a couple of weeks ago when the internet exploded with hate against me over some kind of EULA situation that I had nothing to do with. I was confused. I didn’t understand. I tweeted this in frustration.'
'In one sense, it belongs to Microsoft now. In a much bigger sense, it’s belonged to all of you for a long time, and that will never change. It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity.'