Microsoft completes its $2.5 billion acquisition of Minecraft creator Mojang

By Justin Kahn · 12 replies
Nov 6, 2014
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  1. Mojang, the developer behind Minecraft, is now officially a Microsoft company. After being announced in mid-September, the expected $2.5 billion deal has now gone through. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer made the acquisition official saying "today we welcome Mojang to...

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  2. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    “Change is scary, and this is a big change for all of us. It’s going to be good though. Everything is going to be OK,” the company said in a statement regarding the sale. “Please remember that the future of Minecraft and you – the community – are extremely important to everyone involved. If you take one thing away from this post, let it be that.”

    In other words... "please don't run off since we bought Minecraft, I know how bad you hate us, but please give us a chance."
  3. Xtreme gamer

    Xtreme gamer TS Enthusiast Posts: 54   +13

    I hope they bundle minecraft free with Windows!
    Imagine the Creativity that will flow!
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,002   +1,322

    are you kidding? microsoft? free? :p
  5. Yes, are you kidding, since when has Microsoft ever offered something for free? :p
  6. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,002   +1,322

    Well in competition with many, many other office apps that are free or cheaper did they have much of a choice? :p
  7. Xtreme gamer

    Xtreme gamer TS Enthusiast Posts: 54   +13

    I should of said... IMAGINE if they bundled it. :)
    Anyway I remember Windows ME had that cool pinball game.
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  8. How long before Microsoft kills it entirely. I give it a year. Minecraft is the anti-Microsoft game and there is no crossover between the Microsoft culture and the Minecraft culture. Microsoft merely paid 2.5 billion dollars to kill an entire culture. Smooth move. In a year there will be a tenth the players there are today.
  9. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    It would be very *Rare* if Microsoft didn't ruin Minecraft.
  10. Mark Alchem

    Mark Alchem TS Rookie

    Well, they already did, that's if you don't read other articles.

    Windows is Free on any 9" or any Tablets
    Windows 10 will be free upgrade for Windows 8 and 8.1 OS
    Windows Office 365 is free for Windows Tablets and Surface Pros
    Windows OneDrive is FREE for those who have Office 365
  11. Visual Studio and SQL server also have fully working express editions for free, with their pro versions being aimed at companies. The old days of Microsoft are long over, some people need to catch up with modern times.

    And I doubt they'll destroy Minecraft. I'm confident they will keep true to the original ideals and improve it.
  12. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,002   +1,322

    My point was that microsoft wont give anything out for free that it can still make money off of.
    Especially minecraft.
  13. Lol they won't offer it free with windows. The more likely case is that it comes with a new windows OS whether you like it or not, and part of the price for that OS will be minecraft. Kind of like how they required you to buy a kinect with the xbox one IF you bought it. It's just that M$ can probably actually get away with the minecraft windows "bundle."

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