Microsoft today announced that they are in the process of purchasing the maker of Minecraft, Mojang. As reported by the Wall Street Journal the week before, Microsoft will be buying the company for a sum of $2.5 BILLION, an impressive number for a company with one major game.
Markus Persson(AKA Notch) the creator of Minecraft will be leaving the company to pursue other projects along with the other co-creators. In a post on his website, he states "Thank you for turning Minecraft into what it has become, but there are too many of you, and I can’t be responsible for something this big.". He also says he wants to continue working on small projects and experiments but if anything gains traction he will abandon them. He does not want to be a symbol or responsible for something so big.
It will be interesting to see where Microsoft takes Minecraft, however they have assured everyone that the community will always be the most important aspect of Minecraft, Microsoft also states in their press release that they will maintain Minecraft on all platforms and operating systems, including PlayStation and Android.
Edited by computerxpds, 15 September 2014 - 10:46 AM.