Microsoft next week will announce the purchase Minecraft for $ 2.5 billion

Sep

14

2014

Microsoft announced the acquisition of game developer Mojang, which is known for its iconic product of Minecraft, at the beginning of next week. According to Reuters, the amount of the transaction is $ 2.5 billion.

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Information that Microsoft intends to acquire a Swedish game development studio, earlier this week published in the newspaper Wall Street Journal. Curiously, the founder of Mojang Markus Persson said before about the impossibility of foreign investment and opposed the sale of large corporations.

Buy game studio will be the largest acquisition of a new head of Microsoft Satya Nadella. Meanwhile, earlier Nadella said that Xbox game division is not the key to the company. However, the segment of the game, the head of Microsoft, will expand the influence of corporations in the markets PCs and mobile systems.

Minecraft something like a designer “Lego”: it blocks of different origin (earth, stone, wood, grass, and so on), you can build your own world. The graphics in the game – at the level of games 20 years ago.

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Minecraft is available for nearly all possible platforms: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS and Android. For the last two versions of the game is made ​​in the Pocket Edition . Mobile OS «Minecraft» is among the five most popular paid games.

Minecraft gained great popularity among players thanks to its simplicity. Gamers from around the world show off their achievements in the construction of this game: how do you, for example, a giant statue of Dr. House from the same series? Or a replica of Hogwarts Castle from the Harry Potter films? The game has even recreated the headquarters of Apple . And such examples of folk art in the game a huge amount.

Experts believe that the upcoming deal – is to buy not so much a game studio as the brand itself and the audience Minecraft fans of the game.

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