Microsoft buys Minecraft for a whopping $2.5 billion... 7 years ago

Microsoft buys Minecraft for a whopping $2.5 billion...

Is this good or bad news for the fans of the 16-bit game?

Minecraft creator Mojang and computing giants Microsoft have struck a deal to the tune of $2.5 billion (€1.9 billion). Mojang will join Microsoft not long after their tentpole game Minecraft became the most downloaded game on the Xbox live store.

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For those of you who don't know, Minecraft is an open world game where you collect resources and craft objects and buildings. The games iconic vintage 16-bit graphics format has proven to be hugely successful with its audience, which varies from young to old across the globe.

This might not be the best news for fans of the franchise, however, as it is believed that the companies founders Markus Persson, Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser will be leaving...

Microsoft announced the acquisition today on their website through this video.