Sep 10

Minecraft: Microsoft Buys Mojang/Minecraft (News)

NotchGood or terrible news: Microsoft is about to buy Mojang, so also Minecraft, from Mojang for 2 billion dollars. This can be some good news for Minecraft Xbox players, bad news for Minecraft Playstation players, bad news for Minecraft PC players, good news for Minecraft Console players, who knows.  Microsoftt is in serious discussions to buy Mojang AB, the Swedish company behind the popular “Minecraft” videogame, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The deal would be valued at more than $2 billion and could be signed as early as this week, the person said. A Microsoft spokesman declined comment, as did Mojang Chief Executive Carl Manneh. A sale would be a surprising turn for closely held Mojang, whose 35-year-old founder, Markus Persson, has shunned outside investment and is revered in the videogame community for railing publicly against big firms, including Microsoft. Says www.online.wsj.com/. –qdengler – Minecraft Xbox 360/One & Playstation