Microsoft is buying Swedish-based game company Mojang, best known for its multi-platform successful title Minecraft for a whopping sum of $2.5 million, Xbox chief Phil Spencer said. After the deal has bean done, Mojang’s founders — including Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson is leaving the company to persue new venture.
Microsoft has promised that it will keep the brand independent and let it continue to develop games for other platforms. Phil Spencer says that the two company started talking about merging possibilities when they met for Minecraft’s Xbox One launch.
Phil Spencer also said
“Minecraft quickly became the top online game on Xbox Live, with over two billion hours played on Xbox 360 in the last two years. That working relationship set the ground-work for other opportunities.”
Minecraft is available across several platforms. As of June 2014 they have sold 54 million copies since launch. The open-world Minecraft is much more than just being games. People have used it to educate, as well as for wedding themes among many other things. The venture was founded by Markus Persson in 2010 and named as ‘Minecraft‘.
Via: BGR India