Mojang and the Minecraft has officially joined Microsoft after all the rumours of last week for $2.5 Billion, Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time, with more than 100 million downloads, on PC alone, from players since its launch in 2009. With Minecraft inspires millions to create together, connects people across the globe, and is a community that is among the most active and passionate in the world.
Microsoft relationship with Mojang began when Microsoft initially talked to the team about bringing Minecraft to the console. With Minecraft quickly became the top online game on Xbox Live, with over two billion hours played on Xbox 360 in the last two years. That working relationship set the ground work for other opportunities.
Microsoft believe in the power of content to unite people. With Minecraft adds diversity to our game portfolio and helps us reach new gamers across multiple platforms. Gaming is the top activity across devices and we see great potential to continue to grow the Minecraft community and nurture the franchise. That is why we plan to continue to make Minecraft available across platforms – including iOS, Android and PlayStation, in addition to Xbox and PC.
As we all know that the Minecraft community is passionate and diverse, ranging across all ages and demographics. Microsoft respect the brand and independent spirit that has made Minecraft great, and we’ll carry on the tradition of innovation to move the franchise forward. With the investments in cloud, Xbox Live and mobile technology will enable players to benefit from richer and faster worlds, more powerful development tools, and more opportunities to connect with the Minecraft community.
Also Microsoft announced that MINECON will continue next year