Microsoft Officially Buys Mojang and Minecraft


The deal is done. Microsoft has finalized its $2.5 billion purchase of Mojang and Minecraft.

Microsoft Head Phil Spencer announced the deal, first announced in September, was made final on Twitter today.

“It’s official, today we welcome Mojang to the Microsoft Studios family,” said Spencer. “We’re excited for the possibilities ahead w/the Minecraft community.”

Mojang’s founders, including Markus “Notch” Persson, have already left the studio. Notch recently tweeted that he finished his last day there.

Microsoft has claimed that it will not yank Minecraft from other platforms like PlayStation. They’ve also said they think pumping out a Minecraft 2 might not be the best thing to do, although they didn’t rule it out entirely.

[Source: Polygon]

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