It’s official, Minecraft and Mojang belongs to Microsoft after the deal finally closes. Microsoft had picked up the development studio along with the Minecraft rights for an astonishing $2.5 billion and where the company plans on taking Minecraft is yet to be seen. One thing is for sure, Microsoft did state that the versions released for other platforms will not be removed.
Revealed through Phil Spencer of Microsoft on Twitter, the acquisition of Mojang is complete where Microsoft is excited for the possibilities ahead with the Minecraft community. While Microsoft will not take away versions of the game that is available for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, it certainly is a wonder if the Xbox One will be receiving any special updates or whether a Minecraft 2 could contain some exclusivity for purely Microsoft owned consoles.
It’s official, today we welcome Mojang to the Microsoft Studios family. We’re excited for the possibilities ahead w/the Minecraft community.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) November 6, 2014
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