Sep 10, 2014 at 9:21 PM
Mojang is being bought by Microsoft next week. Is it the end of Minecraft as we know it?
Because they will take it off of iOS and Playstation and Android. It's just a move by Microsoft to increased sales for Windows Phone and XBox One (because i am 100% sure that it will be on the Windows Phone store some time soon. Also, it isn't rumored, Notch posted it on his Twitter recently.PolarStarGames said:Why would this be the end of minecraft.
If they're buying Mojang obviously they're going to keep updating it.
Except that raises further questions such as "why is microsoft buying mojang" I mean shit what could they possibly gain from it? The game is past its prime, and while it's still worth a lot, why do they think they'll make back the rumored 2 billion (again, RUMORED) dollars they're offering?
This offer would've made sense 5 years ago.
A video game, even if it is (or more precisely "was") a cult classic hit, isn't going to raise their lukewarm phone sales.funwillfunwill said:Now everyone will walk around with a Surface RT and a Windows Phone with Minecraft installed on it.
That underground indie title that has sold 54 million copies, the third-best-selling video game in history. Hard to imagine how that could boost Microsoft's sales.EnlightenedOne said:cult classic
*Spit take* It grew that much in four-five years?!?Captain Fabulous said:...has sold 54 million copies, the third-best-selling video game in history.
every other video on youtube is a minecraft lets play how did you not noticeEnlightenedOne said:*Spit take* It grew that much in four-five years?!?
I mean saying "cult classic" was an acknowledged understatement, as I knew it was still going strong to this day, higher than what it was when I was into it (hosting a private server and what not... man those were the good days), but it reached 50 more million sale milestones since?!?
I was wondering why this deal seemed ludicrous. Statement retracted.