This is a good pick-up by Microsoft, though personally I don’t care a whit about Minecraft as a gamer. Hopefully for Mojang, Microsoft will steward them better than they have Rare, who were arguably the best development house in the industry until they were bought by Microsoft.
Microsoft agreed on Monday to buy the creator of Minecraft, the world-building computer game, for $2.5 billion, in a move meant to add the immensely popular title to its stock of content.
Last week, Microsoft was reported to be in talks to buy the firm in an effort to ensure that one of the most popular games was available for the computing giant’s family of devices.
As part of the deal, employees of Mojang, the Swedish developer that created Minecraft, will join Microsoft Studios, which already publishes games like the blockbuster Halo.