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Microsoft buys ‘Minecraft’ developer Mojang for $2.5 billion, Notch and other founders to leave [UPDATED]

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Microsoft buys ‘Minecraft’ developer Mojang for $2.5 billion, Notch and other founders to leave [UPDATED]

Microsoft buys Minecraft

Right after Apple introduced that it made a bunch of cash last week, Microsoft has revealed that it’s spending a large quantity of dough.

Microsoft will purchase Mojang, developer of "Minecraft," for $P.H billion. The Mojang workforce will be a part of Microsoft Studios, the division of Microsoft liable for video games like "Halo" and "Fable." The deal is topic to regulatory evaluate and is predicted to shut in late 2014.

So what about Minecraft? Microsoft says that it plans to proceed providing the massively common recreation on all the platforms that it’s at present out there on, together with PC, iOS, Android, Xbox and PlayStation. Mojang says that Minecraft will proceed to evolve however that it doesn’t know of any specifics of Microsoft’s plans.

Looking at Mojang, the workforce has confirmed that founders Notch, Carl and Jakob are all leaving. Details on their future plans haven’t been revealed. 

This Minecraft purchase is certainly an fascinating transfer for Microsoft, and proper now it’s unclear what the parents in Redmond plan to do with Mojang and Minecraft sooner or later. Considering how big Minecraft is, although, I’m positive that Microsoft will proceed to replace and help the sport for fairly some time. What can be fascinating is seeing what the sport appears like going ahead and the way gamers will react to the departure of Notch and different Mojang founders.

Have you ever performed Minecraft? What do you consider Microsoft’s buy and Notch’s departure from Mojang?

UPDATE: Mojang founder Notch has penned a blog post that touches on his current historical past with Minecraft and his determination to go away the corporate. He says that as quickly because the Microsoft deal closes, he plans to return to engaged on “small net experiments.” He ends the submit by saying “It’s not concerning the cash. It’s about my sanity.”

You can learn the complete submit right here.

Via Microsoft, Mojang

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