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Minecraft to become Microsoft property

Microsoft acquires Minecraft maker Mojang but will keep the title available for multiple platforms
Microsoft acquires Mojang
Microsoft signed an agreement to take over Mojang for $2.5 billion and the deal is expected to close by the end of the year.
Codrut Nistor,

After spending only a few days in the rumor mill, this deal is now already official - Microsoft acquired Mojang, the studio behind the notorious Minecraft franchise. The Stockholm-based game developer will be acquired for $2.5 billion and the deal is expected to close by the end of the year.

According to the official press release, "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."

The unexpected part is that Microsoft has no intention to turn Minecraft into a game only available on Windows devices and Xbox consoles. Xbox Division head Phil Spencer confirmed that Minecraft will continue to be available on iOS, Android and PlayStation

Another confirmed fact is that Minecraft's creators will leave Mojang as soon as the deal closes. Remains to see what will happen with the game in the long run and how will Microsoft adapt it to its ecosystem. Minecraft as part of Windows 10, maybe?

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Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5569 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2014-09-19 (Update: 2014-09-19)