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 Post subject: Microsoft to buy Minecraft (Mojang)
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:22 pm 
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Verified this from a couple of news sites since this, at first, seemed like a far fetched news item.

Microsoft and Mojang are in final talks for for a deal that could value Mojang for more than $2 billion. The deal has been in the works for the past few months when Notch reached out to Microsoft about the sell.

This is a big turn around for Notch, who has advocated against large companies including Microsoft. In the past he has made negative comments about MS's release of Windows 8, and the buyout of the Oculus Rift by Facebook.

According to Bloomberg the buyout could happen later this week, so we will have to wait and see if it falls through or not.

What will this mean for Minecraft? No telling with buyouts like this. It has been said that Notch will stay with the company during the process, but may leave shortly after. The current development team may not go anywhere. All of this we will have to wait and see when the companies make a statement later on. As of right now the talks are not open to the public.
Couple of sources:

New York Times
Bloomberg
Ars Technica

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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft to buy Minecraft (Mojang)
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:38 pm 
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If this does happen, who knows what might happen to the game, if anything; I'd personally prefer that Mojang stays independent from Microsoft, would love to not see Minecraft get forced to be put on whatever BS that Microsoft uses to employ its games.

:EDIT: A franchise, on a game Microsoft did not make themselves. Things like this in a way crushes most games, makes them far less fun, and more 'restricted' in a sense.


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