Microsoft Buys Minecraft

After a few days of rumors and speculations, both Mojang and Microsoft confirmed that it was all true. Minecraft’s developer Mojang now belongs to the Microsoft family after the latter spent $2.5 billion on the deal.

What does this mean exactly? For starters, Marcus “Notch” Persson will be leaving the company for personal reasons. “As soon as this deal is finalized, I will leave Mojang and go back to doing Ludum Dares and small web experiments. If I ever accidentally make something that seems to gain traction, I’ll probably abandon it immediately,” the game developer stated in a recent blog post.

Additionally, Microsoft is planning to continue support and development for all versions of the game, including PC, Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iOS, Android and PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Also, I wouldn’t worry about the game changing too much. If Microsoft likes making money (and I’m pretty sure they do,) they’ll just leave the game be and that’s more than enough to get a constant stream of revenue.

For more information about the recent acquisition, check out the video above where Phil Spencer explains his relationship with the franchise and where he reveals the announcement.

Source: Xbox, Mojang