Sep 28, 2014 in Tech . 0 Comment
Following months of speculation, Microsoft has confirmed that it has acquired the company behind Minecraft. Mojang is a Stockholm-based game developer that shot to fame with the success of the Minecraft franchise. The acquisition was made at a whopping $2.5 billion. This latest development reveals just how important gaming has become to the tech company. It also provides a glimpse into what Microsoft may have in mind for the future.
A Natural Fit
Microsoft has been investing heavily in both cloud and mobile technologies, which makes the company a perfect partner for Minecraft game developers. Microsoft Studios has already had huge success with franchises such as Halo and Forza. With the acquisition of Minecraft and the Mojang team, the company can provide the tools developers need to take the game to the next level. Not only will Minecraft developers have access to more powerful tools, but gamers will also have more opportunities to connect with the Minecraft community.