The rumours are true. Microsoft now owns Minecraft and they’ve bought it for $2.5 billion. We have analyzed extensively whether this deal is profitable to Microsoft or not, but for most Xbox fans, today is a day of celebration. After all, it’s the highest selling Xbox 360 game of all time.
Microsoft’s Phil Spencer and Satya Nadella both announced the acquisition on Twitter.
They have also revealed that the game will be on PlayStation, iOS and other devices.
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 is now a first party Microsoft studio but according to the deal Minecraft creator Notch aka Markus Persson, may leave the studio.
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