It’s Official: Microsoft is buying Minecraft


David Meego - Click for blog homepageOver the last couple of weeks, there have been a number of rumours floating around about Microsoft buying Minecraft for a very large sum of money.

Well as of a few hours ago, the Microsoft News Center and Mojang blog have confirmed the rumour as true:

If you are a parent, it is very likely that your children have already invested many hours into Minecraft on a variety of platforms.

I even play it on the Xbox with my sons and find it great fun (except when a creeper surprises you and blows up next to you). 

Click on the logo below to go to the Minecraft website: 

Here is a statement from Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella:

Gaming is a top activity spanning devices, from PCs and consoles to tablets and mobile, with billions of hours spent each year, Minecraft is more than a great game franchise – it is an open world platform, driven by a vibrant community we care deeply about, and rich with new opportunities for that community and for Microsoft. 

 

Official Minecraft Trailer (Direct Link)

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmB9b5njVbA]

 

The evolution of Minecraft (Direct Link)

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0eqSgkDuW0]

 

For a commentary on the acquisition, check out:

 

Happy crafting

David

Comments (2)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Noooo. Please don't buy Minecraft. I want self work for Mojang to code Minecraft, not to you. DONT BUY MINECRAFT

  2. Anonymous says:

    Another fascinating decision by the overlords at Microsoft, along with their retrenchment of David Musgrave and their cancellation of the Dynamics certifications.

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