MICROSOFT HAS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED THE ACQUISITION OF THE STUDIO MOJANG

Sep

18

2014

SERGEY GRAY VISUALABSORBER VISUAL_ABSORBER VISUALABSORBER

Earlier we wrote about the rumors, according to which the software giant from Redmond is planning to buy a studio, will give players the popular game-designer Minecraft. Yesterday, the rumors have been confirmed officially.

In a blog entry appeared Xbox, in which the head of the gaming division Microsoft Phil Spencer says that the deal was officially concluded and now Mojang is an internal studio Redmond corporation. Let us recall that internal Microsoft studios are also Lionhead Studios, 343 industries, Rare, Turn 10 Studios, Twisted Pixel and others.

The official amount for which was acquired studio Mojang, Phil Spencer openly announced. But judging by the representatives of Mojang, the value of the transaction amounted to $ 2.5 billion, instead of $ 2 billion, as believed by many analysts. Given the phenomenal popularity in the world of Minecraft, so expensive deal can pay off pretty quickly.

Phil Spencer said he was not going to deprive the owners of smartphones and consoles competing PlayStation game Minecraft. Instead, he proposed to unite all fans of the game universe and talk with Microsoft, what changes and innovations they would like to see in your favorite game.

Many players are waiting for Microsoft’s centralized servers when users a variety of devices will be able to play Minecraft in one place, rather than in separate demarcated spaces that are unique to each console or operating system. As the game will change under the leadership of Phil Spencer – time will tell. In the meantime, Microsoft executives can safely open a bottle of champagne and a wash so successful transaction.

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