What an exciting week this is turning out to be, or not depending on how you’ll feel about the latest news. Microsoft are reportedly in serious talks to buy Mojang, aka the creators of Minecraft.
It’s no joke either. Multiple publications are now treating it as fact that Microsoft has put a $2 billion offer on the table to buy Minecraft along with their argument that they will be able to make Minecraft “more profitable” by increasing its user base and doing more licensing agreements for toys and movies.
We also understand that the move will also see Notch step down from the company after the purchase is completed, giving complete control to Microsoft for the foreseeable future.
Got an email from microsoft, wanting to help "certify" minecraft for win 8. I told them to stop trying to ruin the pc as an open platform.
— Markus Persson (@notch) September 27, 2012
As you can imagine, social media has spawned mixed reaction to the move with many fearing for the future of Minecraft with regards to ownership and potential harm to the Minecraft modding community which continues to thrive under its own rules and creative freedom.
The Tweet which we’ve included above is just a reminder of Notch aka Markus Persson’s feelings that he once had in relation to Microsoft’s business strategy back in 2012.
There’s also one Tweet from a user within the hour who says that any talk of a potential Minecraft sale to Microsoft is ‘hurting his brain’.
The rumor about MS buying Minecraft/Mojang hurts my brain.
— David Goldfarb (@locust9) September 10, 2014
How do you feel about this move though should it go through? An article published by Bloomberg suggests that it could be completed as quick as next week.
Is this a good move for the future of Minecraft or not? Are you surprised that Notch could be packing his bags for good?
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