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Microsoft Has Acquired Minecraft

Wow.

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Microsoft has confirmed that Mojang and Minecraft will join its ranks, but it’ll continue to make the game available across iOS, Android and PlayStation as well as on Xbox and PC, the company announced today. Microsoft says that they started their conversation around bringing the title to the Xbox console, and from there witnessed their tremendous success and decided to make the acquisition to help “diversify [its] game portfolio.”

Founders Markus “Notch” Persson, Carl Manneh and Jakbok Porser are leaving the company following the acquisition, the team announced. Mojang’s official site also confirmed the previously reported purchase price of $2.5 billion.

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Chris Saunders

I am a Sr. Cloud Solutions Architect for Red Hat.

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