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[ARTICLE] What could happen when Microsoft purchases Minecraft?

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For the people that don't know whats going on.

Microsoft wants to purchase Mojang AB for 2.500.000.000 Dollar (2,5 Billion).
But much people are being really negative about this, and totally not satisfied about it.
So I am going to explain some stuff, what could happen if Microsoft purchases Mojang AB.



What will happen of Microsoft buys Mojang AB?

Well there will not much happen Microsoft doesn't want to change the game or add payed contemt to the game it self.
Microsoft only wants to improve the game itself, and does not want to ruin it. There are going many rumours about Microsoft, but who can actually prove that all these rumoures are really true? Microsoft could add better compatibility to Windows XP/Windows 7/Windows 8, and of course they will not discontinue Mac! But maybe Minecraft can get bigger if Microsoft improves the game.



Is the game going to change? Will we still be able to make videos, mods, awesome builds, and all the cool stuff we’ve created over the past few years?

Minecraft will continue to evolve, just like it has since the start of development. We don’t know specific plans for Minecraft’s future yet, but we do know that everyone involved wants the community to grow and become even more amazing than it’s ever been. Stopping players making cool stuff is not in anyone’s interests.




Markus Perrson's Story:

I'm leaving Mojang


I don’t see myself as a real game developer. I make games because it’s fun, and because I love games and I love to program, but I don’t make games with the intention of them becoming huge hits, and I don’t try to change the world. Minecraft certainly became a huge hit, and people are telling me it’s changed games. I never meant for it to do either. It’s certainly flattering, and to gradually get thrust into some kind of public spotlight is interesting.

A relatively long time ago, I decided to step down from Minecraft development. Jens was the perfect person to take over leading it, and I wanted to try to do new things. At first, I failed by trying to make something big again, but since I decided to just stick to small prototypes and interesting challenges, I’ve had so much fun with work. I wasn’t exactly sure how I fit into Mojang where people did actual work, but since people said I was important for the culture, I stayed.

I was at home with a bad cold a couple of weeks ago when the internet exploded with hate against me over some kind of EULA situation that I had nothing to do with. I was confused. I didn’t understand. I tweeted this in frustration. Later on, I watched the This is Phil Fish video on YouTube and started to realize I didn’t have the connection to my fans I thought I had. I’ve become a symbol. I don’t want to be a symbol, responsible for something huge that I don’t understand, that I don’t want to work on, that keeps coming back to me. I’m not an entrepreneur. I’m not a CEO. I’m a nerdy computer programmer who likes to have opinions on Twitter.

As soon as this deal is finalized, I will leave Mojang and go back to doing Ludum Dares and small web experiments. If I ever accidentally make something that seems to gain traction, I’ll probably abandon it immediately.
Considering the public image of me already is a bit skewed, I don’t expect to get away from negative comments by doing this, but at least now I won’t feel a responsibility to read them.

I’m aware this goes against a lot of what I’ve said in public. I have no good response to that. I’m also aware a lot of you were using me as a symbol of some perceived struggle. I’m not. I’m a person, and I’m right there struggling with you.
I love you. All of you. Thank you for turning Minecraft into what it has become, but there are too many of you, and I can’t be responsible for something this big. In one sense, it belongs to Microsoft now. In a much bigger sense, it’s belonged to all of you for a long time, and that will never change.

It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity.

Goodbye Notch! We will all miss you!
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What Microsoft Say's:


REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 15, 2014 — 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.

The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, which includes the studios behind global blockbuster franchises “Halo,” “Forza,” “Fable” and more. Microsoft’s investments in cloud and mobile technologies will enable “Minecraft” players to benefit from richer and faster worlds, more powerful development tools, and more opportunities to connect across the “Minecraft” community.

Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will acquire Mojang for $2.5 billion. Microsoft expects the acquisition to be break-even in FY15 on a GAAP basis. Subject to customary closing conditions and any regulatory review, the acquisition is expected to close in late 2014.

Available across multiple platforms, “Minecraft” is one of the most popular video games in history, with more than 100 million downloads, on PC alone, by players since its launch in 2009. “Minecraft” is one of the top PC games of all time, the most popular online game on Xbox, and the top paid app for iOS and Android in the US. The “Minecraft” community is among the most active and passionate in the industry, with more than 2 billion hours played on Xbox 360 alone in the past two years. Minecraft fans are loyal, with nearly 90 percent of paid customers on the PC having signed in within the past 12 months.

“Gaming is a top activity spanning devices, from PCs and consoles to tablets and mobile, with billions of hours spent each year,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “Minecraft is more than a great game franchise – it is an open world platform, driven by a vibrant community we care deeply about, and rich with new opportunities for that community and for Microsoft.”

“The ‘Minecraft’ players have taken the game and turned it into something that surpassed all of our expectations. The acquisition by Microsoft brings a new chapter to the incredible story of ‘Minecraft,’” said Carl Manneh, CEO, Mojang. “As the founders move on to start new projects, we believe the high level of creativity from the community will continue the game’s success far into the future.”

Microsoft plans to continue to make “Minecraft” available across all the platforms on which it is available today: PC, iOS, Android, Xbox and PlayStation.

“‘Minecraft’ is one of the most popular franchises of all time,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. “We are going to maintain ‘Minecraft’ and its community in all the ways people love today, with a commitment to nurture and grow it long into the future.”

More details will be available upon the acquisition closing.

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12/02/2015 2:15 pm
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Wow, was it really a year ago?!
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12/04/2015 9:09 am
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Yep! It's really a year ago!
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09/16/2014 5:05 pm
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Microsoft plans to continue to make "Minecraft"... DID ANYONE ELSE NOTICE THEY DIDNT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT MAC? WHERE'S THE LOVE? IM FREAKING OUT BC I PLAY ON A MAC IM NOT SURE THEYRE GOING TO MAKE IT!
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09/16/2014 9:22 am
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They bought Minecraft for 2.500.000.000 $, I got it for 14,95 €!
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09/14/2014 7:23 pm
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If  this happens, Mojang will become the new Rare/Rareware. And we all know what happened to Rare/Rareware. And if you don't, well... that's the point.
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09/15/2014 12:48 am
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Wat do you mean with the New/Rareware?
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09/15/2014 2:08 am
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Rareware was the company who made awesome games like Banjo-Kazooie and Conker's Bad Fur Day. One day Microsoft bought them, they made Banjo-Kazooie Nuts and Bolts which everyone hated and they never were heard from again.
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07/25/2015 6:15 am
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Oh no...
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09/14/2014 8:46 am
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That sucks :(((( 

If Microsoft buys Minecraft, it's like every click you get charged 

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09/14/2014 5:17 am
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I would prefer mojang because they are the creaters of minecraft, not microsoft.
And if its going to cost money for skins, updates and more then minecraft wont be popuar.
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