Mojang is officially being bought by Microsoft

For the lazy people:

[ul][li]Yes it’s being sold[/li]
[li]Notch couldn’t handle running Mojang, see his reasons here[/li]
[li]All MC editions will probably be continued[/li]
[li]“Stopping players making cool stuff is not in anyone’s interests.”[/li]
[li]Most major mojang staff will continue to work for Mojang, however the founders are leaving[/li]
[li]Scrolls and Cobalt are currently not decided[/li]
[li]Developers will still tweet, snapshots will still be released[/li]
[li]$2.5 billion was the amount[/li]
[li]Minecraft is not being bought, Mojang is.[/li][/ul]

So the developers are still gonna work on minecraft?

Yep, as far as the announcement goes

Actually, Minecraft IS bought.


Microsoft Corp. today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company’s iconic “Minecraft” franchise.

I’m gonna shoot myself now. With a water gun. Then get back to playing mc, as its unlikely to be majorly changed by this.

Yeah… They’re buying Mojang and all of its game assets.

Welp, that’s interesting. I wonder what next is to come.

so I take it everything that we normally do on mc will now be priced. great.

No. Microsoft is good at making money, and charging for previously free content will not make them money.


I would not be surprised if we saw ‘official mods’ or even future updates being released for a charge…

Great :confused:

Nuuuuuuuuuuuuu Microsoft Nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
Idk how to feel tbh.

lets just remember what happened to halo when Microsoft bought bungie

Maybe this will cause bukkit to update, as Microsoft has more money, and lawyers…

Maybe, they will support their community.

OMG OMG OMG I LOVE Microsoft!! its my favorite company :smiley: yusssssssss

I am also very excited to see what Microsoft will do with minecraft, I cant wait to see what kind of things they will do

Coming up soon: Microsoft puts RARE software in charge of Minecraft development! Minecraft Kinectanimals, yay.
Screw you microsoft


I don’t know how I feel about this. This offically means that Minecraft is NOT an indie game. I am curious to see what the future holds with Microsoft now owning Mojang. I guess only time can tell. :slight_smile:

but it wasn’t an indie game before this…

But Rare made Banjo Kazooie… I like Rare. :stuck_out_tongue:

That was the old rare. The glory days. Now rare are mere shadows, no longer are they fine cuts of steak, but they have went through the stomach and are now crap. Kinect games man, kinect games.

I could see them moving to a Xbox Live-esque monthly online payment system. Which would suck. But the monetization of something like that would be huge for Microsoft and their stockholders

It’s just an idea. I hope/could be completely wrong.