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Microsoft buys Minecraft studio Mojang for $2.5bn

The acquisition was confirmed earlier this week when the indie games firm cited Microsoft as the ‘buyer with the resources to grow Minecraft on a scale that it deserves.’
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Microsoft has acquired Mojang, the studio behind the hit property Minecraft for $2.5bn.

The deal will result in the departure of the company’s three founders – Markus Persson, Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser.

The acquisition was confirmed earlier this week when the indie games firm cited Microsoft as the ‘buyer with the resources to grow Minecraft on a scale that it deserves.’

“Change is scary, and this is a big change for all of us. It’s going to be good though. Everything is going to be OK,” a Mojang statement said.

“Please remember that the future of Minecraft and you – the community – are extremely important to everyone involved. If you take one thing away from this post, let it be that.

“Minecraft has grown from a simple game to a project of monumental significance. Though we’re massively proud of what Minecraft has become, it was never Notch’s intention for it to get this big.”

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