Well it’s official. We have heard the rumors of the past week but now it’s confirmed that Microsoft purchases Minecraft creators Mojang for the big price of $2.5 billion.
Along with the acquisition of Mojang, all three founders, Notch, Carl, and Jakob will be leaving the company. One of the biggest reason for the sale was the overwhelming responsibility that came with owning Minecraft. For Marcus ‘Notch’ person, Xbox Phil Spencer says,
Notch is the creator of Minecraft and the majority shareholder at Mojang. He’s decided that he doesn’t want the responsibility of owning a company of such global significance. Over the past few years he’s made attempts to work on smaller projects, but the pressure of owning Minecraft became too much for him to handle. The only option was to sell Mojang. He’ll continue to do cool stuff though. Don’t worry about that.
For those worried about changes to Minecraft, Microsoft has no immediate plans. Also the versions on PC/Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Vita, iOS, and Android will still be developed and supported.