Microsoft is reportedly shopping for ‘Minecraft’ developer Mojang for $2 billion
Properly, that is somewhat shocking: Microsoft is in talks to purchase Minecraft‘s developer, Mojang, in accordance to some totally different sources. The Wall Road Journal says that the ever unfastened-lipped “individual conversant in the matter” has famous the deal is valued at over $2 billion, whereas reps for each Redmond and the Swedish developer stay mum on the topic. We have reached out to Microsoft and, as anticipated, have been informed by an organization spokesperson that the outfit does not touch upon rumors or hypothesis, as properly. If true, this does not come too far after outspoken Minecraft mastermind Markus “Notch” Persson lately altering his stance on the Fb/Oculus VR buy. Perhaps he is come round to the thought of no-longer being one of many world’s largest indie builders? Hopefully we’ll know somewhat quickly. Till then, you will discover us enjoying with Steve on Xbox One.
Replace: A number of new developments have surfaced, together with particulars on the deal and when it ought to be accomplished. The New York Occasions reviews that Microsoft approached Mojang as early as three months in the past and the acquisition must be completed by the top of this month. Maybe most fascinating although is that ought to the deal undergo, Notch won’t keep previous six months after the ink has dried. Why? He possible needs to ensure his staff are being nicely taken care of. In response to Bloomberg‘s sources, Notch (not Microsoft) truly made the strategy to Redmond given the constructive expertise Mojang had bringing Minecraft to the Xbox One. Bloomberg additionally reviews that Notch will assist with the transition into possession, however does not plan on staying lengthy past that — this is not Microsoft forcing him out, it might be him trying to attempt his hand at one thing else.
Replace 2: Reuters hears that Microsoft might unveil the deal (reportedly as much as $2.5 billion) on September fifteenth.