So it’s official, Minecraft is now part of Microsoft. All for a cool $2.5 Billion. Mojang posted the announcement on their site (https://mojang.com/2014/09/yes-were-being-bought-by-microsoft/). Microsoft also posted it on their Xbox blog ( http://news.xbox.com/2014/09/games-minecraft-to-join-microsoft )
“Gaming is a top activity spanning devices, from PCs and consoles to tablets and mobile, with billions of hours spent each year,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “Minecraft is more than a great game franchise – it is an open world platform, driven by a vibrant community we care deeply about, and rich with new opportunities for that community and for Microsoft.”
Microsoft plans to continue to make “Minecraft” available across all the platforms on which it is available today: PC, iOS, Android, Xbox and PlayStation.