Microsoft today announced that they have purchased Mojang, confirming recent rumors that they were looking to buy the Minecraft developer.
No official price has been announced, but it is believed to be a deal worth over $2 billion. Don’t worry thought PlayStation fans of the game, Phil Spencer said in the announcement that they will continue to make the game available to all platforms.
Here’s what he said:
At Microsoft, we believe in the power of content to unite people. Minecraft adds diversity to our game portfolio and helps us reach new gamers across multiple platforms. Gaming is the top activity across devices and we see great potential to continue to grow the Minecraft community and nurture the franchise. That is why we plan to continue to make Minecraft available across platforms – including iOS, Android and PlayStation, in addition to Xbox and PC.
Two billion is a lot of money for a developer, you’d have to assume that they will make Minecraft 2 now, in order to make some more money from the franchise. It’s hard to think that even a successful Minecraft 2 will earn them their money back. I hope they have a plan!
What do you think of the deal? Is it worth the money? Would you have liked to see Microsoft use this money elsewhere? Let me know in the comments below.