Minecraft News: Microsoft Looking To Buy Mojang For 2 Billion, Notch Probably Out If It Happens
Microsoft and Mojang are reportedly in talks for the software giant to buy up the Scandinavian scrapper of a game dev for a sum of around $2 billion. What will the consequences for gamers be? Let's have a look at what we know.
Bloomberg reports that the above-mentioned nine figure deal is in the works, with the initiator actually having been Markus "Notch" Persson. Notch stamped Mojang out of the ground all by himself after having created Minecraft on his off hours while working a day job at gaming site King.
Notch has reportedly always had a positive relationship with the Xbox people, so it was he who contacted Xboss Phil Spencer about this step. Spencer and Notch are friendly to the point where the former flew over to Scandinavia for dinner with the latter a couple of times.
While Notch will help with the transition from independent company to Microsoft asset, an insider privy to the closed negotiations has said that it is highly unlikely the Minecraft developer will remain past that period.
Bloomberg's inside people were also of the opinion that an acquisition like this requires a market as broad as possible, so Minecraft will remain to be available on all platforms, including non-Microsoft owned ones. Rest easy, PS Minecrafters!
So what do you think, fellas? Time to jump ship, or will we hardly notice?