Microsoft Officially Announces That They Will Aquire Mojang For $2.5 Billion

After some rumors last week, Microsoft has made it official that they will be aquiring the creator of the hit game Minecraft, Mojang, for $2.5 billion dollars. In a press release, Microsoft revealed some of their plans for the Mojang team. 

The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, which includes the studios behind global blockbuster franchises “Halo,” “Forza,” “Fable” and more. Microsoft’s investments in cloud and mobile technologies will enable “Minecraft” players to benefit from richer and faster worlds, more powerful development tools, and more opportunities to connect across the “Minecraft” community.

— Microsoft

The aquisition is set to close in late 2014. Microsoft plans to continue making the game available on all it’s current platforms including PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Xbox and Playstation, but we’ll have to see just how long that lasts. 



Unfortunately the founders of Mojang, Notch, Carl, and Jakob are leaving entirely. It’s unknown exactly what their future will hold, but it won’t be related to Minecraft.

“The Minecraft community is passionate and diverse, ranging across all ages and demographics. We respect the brand and independent spirit that has made Minecraft great, and we’ll carry on the tradition of innovation to move the franchise forward. Our investments in cloud, Xbox Live and mobile technology will enable players to benefit from richer and faster worlds, more powerful development tools, and more opportunities to connect with the Minecraft community.”

— Phil Spencer – Head Of Xbox

What are your feeling about this? Do you think Microsoft will cause too many changes? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Mojang, Microsoft

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