[News] Minecraft is now part of Microsoft



And now it is real. The day has finally arrived. The deal really did happened and for $2.5 Billion, Mojang, the creator of The famous game Minecraft was bought by Microsoft. It was later today when bought Mojang and Microsoft announce the deal. We all know know the “serious talks” was held last week and we are aware that this will happen anytime soon. 



The relationship began with this 2 companies when Microsoft talked to Mojang on bringing the game into X-Box. Minecraft became the top online game on Xbox Live, with over two billion hours played on Xbox 360 in the last two years. That started oppurtunities to open up and led us to this day, The acquisition of Mojang By Microsoft.




Also this Morning Markus Persson announced that he will be leaving Mojang after the deal was made. Notch made this announcement on Twitter and wrote a letter Pastebin:

  1. I don’t see myself as a real game developer. I make games because it’s fun, and because I love games and I love to program, but I don’t make games with the intention of them becoming huge hits, and I don’t try to change the world. Minecraft certainly became a huge hit, and people are telling me it’s changed games. I never meant for it to do either. It’s certainly flattering, and to gradually get thrust into some kind of public spotlight is interesting.

Luckily Minecon, a yearly event held by Mojang, will still continue next year as per Microsoft and they promise that there will be lots in store for us. 



As per Microsoft: 

“At Microsoft, we believe in the power of content to unite people. Minecraft adds diversity to our game portfolio and helps us reach new gamers across multiple platforms. Gaming is the top activity across devices and we see great potential to continue to grow the Minecraft community and nurture the franchise. That is why we plan to continue to make Minecraft available across platforms – including iOS, Android and PlayStation, in addition to Xbox and PC.”

Mojang statement:

“As you might already know, Notch is the creator of Minecraft and the majority shareholder at Mojang. He’s decided that he doesn’t want the responsibility of owning a company of such global significance. Over the past few years he’s made attempts to work on smaller projects, but the pressure of owning Minecraft became too much for him to handle. The only option was to sell Mojang. He’ll continue to do cool stuff though. Don’t worry about that.”


With this acquisition, I really hope Mojang and the game Minecraft will be improve for Better. Some of us may think that this is a bad move or some of us will say this is good. For me, all I wanted is the game to be improve and as long as I am happy with the game, I will still route and continue my support for Minecraft.

Any thoughts about this news? Comment it out! As always, happy gaming buddy. 


Source:

http://news.xbox.com/2014/09/games-minecraft-to-join-microsoft
https://mojang.com/2014/09/yes-were-being-bought-by-microsoft/
https://twitter.com/notch/status/511508557200498688

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