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Microsoft buys Minecraft Dev for $2.5 billion

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Microsoft has acquired the developer behind the popular Minecraft game for a purported $2.5 billion dollars.

Microsoft confirmed their acquisition of Mojang studios after a week of rumors, with the buyout, the three founders of Mojang, Markus Persson, Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser will be leaving the company. Microsoft also confirmed that they will continue release and support for minecraft on non-Microsoft platforms as well as continuing Minecraft’s tradition of innovation which made the game the hit that it is.

According to Owen Hill, one of the many people who worked on Minecraft for Mojang studios, the reason why  Markus Persson decided to sell Mojang and Minecraft, the responsibility of owning a company that had gained such a global following that it made it increasingly difficult for Persson to work on any smaller projects. The reason behind going with Microsoft was due to the belief that Microsoft had the resources needed for Minecraft to continue its growth.

Minecraft has sold over 100 million copies on PC alone and has been ported to various other platforms including the PS4, XboxOne, IOS and Android.

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Corey MacDonald
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Corey MacDonald is a student of history, avid gamer and a science fiction fan. Corey graduated university with a history major and hoped to put it to good use, life had other plans. Wrote a blog for the gaming site Screwattack.com, between 2008-2009, and before that, writing for his high school newspaper as a political commentator as well as the newspapers chief photographer. Also writes movie reviews for Criticker.com.

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