Microsoft Buys Mojang Minecraft for $2.5 Billion

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09.15.2015
Shira Ovida

Following rumors of a potential acquisition, Microsoft has today confirmed that it will be purchasing Mojang, the developer of the insanely popular Minecraft game, for $2.5 billion.

Microsoft: $2.5 Billion for Minecraft

The software giant’s $2.5-billion deal to buy Mojang AB, maker of the “Minecraft” videogame, gives Microsoft an entertainment property whose devoted fans dress up like game characters, pack YouTube with how-to guides and rush to sign up for “Minecraft“-themed summer camps.

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Mojang Minecrafts Plans with Microsoft

Haven’t heard of Minecraft? Frankly, we’re impressed. The game’s rise from indie darling developed by a single man — “Notch” — to multi-billion dollar powerhouse has been meteoric, and highly publicized. Not only did it pioneer a movement in the game industry toward releasing early, unfinished games, but Minecraft became a massive mainstream hit. The game’s iconic “Creeper” character is a staple among both gaming’s hardcore and casual mobile gamers.

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Great corporate acquisition!

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