Microsoft Acquires Mojang For $2.5 Billion, Minecraft has a New Home
Microsoft has finally revealed its new deal announcing that they have acquired the Minecraft developer “Mojang” and this new purchase have cost the company a total of $2.5 Billion.
The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, which includes the studios behind global blockbuster franchises “Halo,” “Forza,” “Fable” and more. Microsoft’s investments in cloud and mobile technologies will enable “Minecraft” players to benefit from richer and faster worlds, more powerful development tools, and more opportunities to connect across the “Minecraft” community.
This is not a bad deal at all, as it will allow Microsoft to get the rights to one of the most played video game around the world at this moment by all ages of players and will certainly prove a great asset in the future.
Not only will it help Microsoft in getting exclusivity to any further titles from the developers, but it can also help their popular title Minecraft become a big entity on Windows Phones, which have been ignored by the community in favor of Android and iOS mobiles.
CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella had a few words to say on this special occasion:
Minecraft is more than a great game franchise – it is an open world platform, driven by a vibrant community we care deeply about, and rich with new opportunities for that community and for Microsoft.
This new acquisition has opened all sorts of possibilities for both Microsoft and Mojang, but we will see how things develop between them as time goes on.