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MICROSOFT SET TO BUY MOJANG MAKERS OF MINECRAFT.

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014
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Minecraft has been an indisputable gaming
phenomenon since its release in 2011, but as the
company has expanded beyond PC and onto consoles,
the developer, Mojang, has maintained its
independence. But that may be about to change very
soon; the Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft is
in “serious discussions to buy Mojang AB.”
According to “a person with knowledge of the matter,”
the WSJ writes that, “The deal would be valued at
more than $2 billion and could be signed as early as
this week.”
The move would be particularly surprising following
comments from Mojang’s co-founder, Carl Manneh,
last year. “We are living the dream, really,” Manneh
said. “An exit would be huge, but do we really need
that money? In our case, we have the cash flow. We
have more money than we need.”
Minecraft is already available on PC, mobile, Xbox
360, and PS3, and it released just last week on
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game continues to
make it onto both digital and retail top 10 sales
charts month after month. However, we do not have
any indication on whether either Microsoft would
continue multi-platform development if they did buy
Mojang (or if Sony would allow a Microsoft game on
their system).
When reached for comment, a Microsoft spokesperson
said, “We don’t comment on rumors or speculation.”

credit: wall street journal via gamespot.

edited & posted by:@djshyluckjimmy

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