Minecraft and Mojang are now officially resting in Microsoft's belly

Microsoft Mojang deal finalised

It’s done. The i's have been dotted and the t's have been crossed, and Minecraft is now resting comfortably in the belly of Microsoft. Notch will never, ever run out of little hats. Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer confirmed the finalisation of the acquisition today on Twitter, welcoming Mojang to the Microsoft Studios family, which no doubt would look a lot like a scene from The Addams Family. 

The sale was rumoured a couple of months ago and then confirmed by Mojang less than a week later, with the studio being swallowed by Microsoft for a gargantuan $2.5 billion. Running something as big and all-consuming as Minecraft wasn’t really Notch’s idea of a good time, so he wanted to move onto smaller projects. 

Tim had some advice for Microsoft after the announcement was made, and it’s still rather relevant given it being all official now. 

Let’s hope they don’t cock it up.

Cheers, MCV.

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3 Years ago

Now watch as Microsoft controls and dictates all work done by the studio until it loses all inspiration, ingenuity and originality until no-one cares who Mojang is anymore. *Cough... RARE...Cough*

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3 Years ago

Microsoft says they won't ruin the game. Somehow I think it will turn out more like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07IVluluLQk

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