Microsoft to Acquire Minecraft Creator Mojang for $2.5 Billion

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    The big tech news of the day is that Microsoft has announced their plans to acquire Mojang, the software developer of the massive hit Minecraft. The folks in Redmond will pay a cool $2.5 Billion dollars to get their hands on the company and all IP associated with it, although Markus “Notch” Persson, Carl Manneh, and Jakbok Porser, (the three founders of Mojang) will be leaving the company.

    Here's a quote with more of the details,

    This is a very big move fro Microsoft, and displays their commitment to gamers as they build out their portfolio of hit titles and work toward the future. There is no word yet on what future projects are planned by Mojang after Microsoft takes over.

    Markus Persson, co-founder of Mojang had some interesting things to say regarding the sale and his departure. Here's another quote with more info,

    Perrson is technically a 71% owner of the company, which means he will soon be a billionaire. Perhaps it won't be too hard to keep his sanity as he can now afford as much therapy as he wants.

    Source: YahooFinance

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