Microsoft may buy Minecraft for $2 Billion

It’s time for some Non-Nintendo news! Microsoft were the first to get Minecraft onto consoles after the huge success on the PC, and it looks like they want to keep any future plans exclusive to the Xbox One and 360.

According to The Verge Microsoft is paying $2 billion for Mojang AB, but clearly they only want one thing from the comapany, and we all know it isn’t Scrolls.

Find out more after the break!

It’s a clever move when you think about it, Minecraft has sold over 54 million copies so far of the console version which is more than what they’ve sold on the PC and Mac, despite it being  the best-selling PC game of all time.  It’s a consistent high ranker on playing time charts on Xbox Live, competing and sometimes beating other well loved games such as Call of Duty, Halo and FIFA. The most recent version, for PlayStation, moved a million copies in five weeks.

The move made by Swedish creator Markus Persson also known by the handle Notch is a slight surprise as he has been known for being coporate friendly when he canceled Minecraft for the Oculus Rift once the Facebook buyout became public. And, yet, apparently he’s the one approaching Microsoft about the deal.

Notch won’t be around long; after guiding the company through the acquisition and then parting ways. He’ll probably do pretty well out of the deal, although it’s clear money is secondary to him. Microsoft apparently plans to start cashing in on Minecraft with more movies and toys once the deal is done.
I’m curious to see if it goes through and what will happen to the game on console.
UPDATE:
Mojang has indeed sold Minecraft and they managed to get it for $2.5 Billion, a statment was made earlier today on Mojang’s website answering any questions we might have.
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By | 2014-09-15T14:15:47+00:00 September 11th, 2014|Non-Nintendo, PC, Rumour, Xbox One|0 Comments

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