Games Microsoft to buy Mojang

Discussion in 'Gaming & Media' started by Sharpy Sandow, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. The Swedish independent video game developer, Mojang will be purchased by Microsoft for the price of 2.5 billion dollars.

    The company was founded in mid 2009 and is most famous for being the people behind the popular game titled " Minecraft" by 30 year old Markus Persson or known to other people as 'Notch'.


    Below is an excerpt from the article on Yahoo's Finance page, it includes a quote from the founder himself in regards to the sale of his company.

    News of the Microsoft deal surprised some Minecraft players who know Persson, or "Notch" as he is commonly known, more for his anti-big business stance. But he explained the reasons behind the deal in a blog shortly after the deal was announced.

    "As soon as this deal is finalized, I will leave Mojang and go back to doing Ludum Dares and small web experiments. If I ever accidentally make something that seems to gain traction, I'll probably abandon it immediately," Persson said in the blog posted on his Twitter feed.

    "I love you. All of you. Thank you for turning Minecraft into what it has become, but there are too many of you, and I can't be responsible for something this big," he said. "It's not about the money. It's about my sanity."

    Notch, 35, owns 71 percent of Mojang through his company Notch Development AB and stands to become a billionaire if the deal goes through. JP Morgan was the sole advisor to Mojang on the sale.
  2. $$$$$$$$$
  3. Understandable as a fluke thing. The pressure to keep it running and high quality are huge. Second well why not that mints u for life. Who wouldn't!!
  4. In other words 'it was about my sanity but the money certainly doesn't hurt'
  5. Fixed the title for you
  6. IMO $2.5b is over payment but it's a great deal for Notch :lol1:
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