“Yes, the deal is real. Mojang is being bought by Microsoft.”
Microsoft is now the parent company of Mojang, the famed developer of Minecraft.
This deal, which has been rumoured since last week, was official announced today with the promise that Microsoft will help to grow and foster Minecraft on all platforms, as well as continue to help to grow and foster the Minecraft community by continuing Minecon as well as by providing “even more ways for the vibrant community of YouTuber’s, innovators, bloggers and players to connect with each other – both in person and online.”
This deal, coming in at a price of 2.5 Billion dollars leaves Mojang and Minecraft under the domain of the Xbox brand; where they will work amongst studios such as 343 Industries, Turn 10 Studios, and Lionhead Studios.