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It’s official: Microsoft is buying Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5 billion

15/09/2014

Following rumors of a potential acquisition, Microsoft has today confirmed that it will be purchasing Mojang, the developer of the (...)
Following rumors of a potential acquisition, Microsoft has today confirmed that it will be purchasing Mojang, the developer of the insanely popular Minecraft game, for $2.5 billion. As noted, the move isn’t unexpected, but it is a notable one for a company struggling to break into the mobile market in a big way, and one that’s also embroiled in a ‘console war’ with Sony’s PlayStation 4. To put the popularity of the game into perspective, Minecraft has been purchased more than 16.5 million times by Mac and PC users alone. It’s also available on a range of consoles and other... This story continues at The Next Web The post It’s official: Microsoft is buying Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5 billion appeared first on The Next Web. Following rumors of a potential acquisition, Microsoft has today confirmed that it will be purchasing Mojang, the developer of the insanely popular Minecraft game, for $2.5 billion. As noted, the move isn’t unexpected, but it is a notable one for a company struggling to break into the mobile market in a big way, and one that’s also embroiled in a ‘console war’ with Sony’s PlayStation 4. To put the popularity of the game into perspective, Minecraft has been purchased more than 16.5 million times by Mac and PC users alone. It’s also available on a range of consoles and other... This story continues at The Next Web The post It’s official: Microsoft is buying Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5 billion appeared first on The Next Web.
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