Microsoft Reportedly in Talks to Buy Minecraft Developer Mojang

Microsoft Reportedly in Talks to Buy Minecraft Developer Mojang

Minecraft is apparently worth $2 billion to Microsoft.

kennethshepard by kennethshepard on Sep 10, 2014 @ 07:55 AM (Staff Bios)
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In surprising news, it looks like Microsoft may be looking into purchasing Minecraft developer Mojang.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the company behind Xbox, Windows and Zune is in talks to buy out the studio for a whopping $2 billion as early as this week.

What this means for the Minecraft brand is uncertain, considering the game has been released on competing platforms, including the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. This is especially troublesome for the PlayStation Vita version of the game, which is still in development over at 4J Studios.

Elsewhere Bloomberg reports that should this deal go through, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson would likely be stepping down from the company.

"The two companies quickly agreed on a framework and approximate price and have been working out the details since", according to the Bloomberg report. "Persson will help out with the transition, though he is unlikely to remain beyond that."


Just what will happen to Minecraft should this deal go through remains a mystery, but it's not like the game can be forcibly removed from whatever non-Xbox system you bought it on.

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