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Notch to pocket $1.4bn of potential $2bn Microsoft Mojang buyout

Those questioning Markus Persson’s reported decision to sell his studio Mojang to Microsoft need to take a realistic look at the numbers. It was reported earlier this week that Microsoft is in talks to acquire the Minecraft developer for $2bn. It was later claimed that Persson himself had instigated discussions, …

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Persson likely to leave Microsoft-owned Mojang; Minecraft won’t be pulled from PS4 and PS3

Markus ‘Notch’ Persson is unlikely to stay at Mojang once Microsoft’s acquisition of the Minecraft developer is completed, reports suggest. Bloomberg says that Persson reached out to Microsoft a few months ago, based on a positive working relationship on Minecraft for Xbox” in an effort to close the estimated $2bn …

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Microsoft in discussions to acquire Minecraft studio Mojang – report

Microsoft is reportedly in serious discussions to purchase Mojang, makers of indie game-turned-phenomenon Minecraft. The Wall Street Journal cites a source with knowledge on the matter, claiming that if completed the acquisition would be valued at more than $2bn – approximately the same amount Facebook dropped to buy Oculus earlier …

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Minecraft on PS4 fails Sony certification

The PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft has possibly been delayed following a failed certification from Sony. 4J Studios, the developers porting the construction title to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PlayStation Vita, took to Twitter yesterday to say that Sony had found problems with the game that needed fixing before …

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Minecraft console sales exceed lifetime PC figures

The console editions of Minecraft have sold past the life to date total of its original PC platform. Developer Mojang took to Twitter today to announce Xbox 360 and PS3 versions have combined to surpass Minecraft’s Windows PC and Mac offerings in sales. Microsoft debuted the title on Xbox 360 …

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Notch at loggerheads with Minecraft users (and press) over EULA

The monetization rules that govern Minecraft servers have led to a public spat between the game’s creator and his community. It’s also led to some public bickering with the press. Mojang recently confirmed its intention to enforce details in its end user licence agreement (EULA) for Minecraft that while permitting …

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Halo Mash-up Pack out today

The Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Halo Mash-up Pack is scheduled to arrive today via the Xbox Games Store, Microsoft has announced. A post on Xbox Wire details the new $3.99 DLC, which packs a Halo-themed texture set, UI options, and Halo items for crafting. The content drop brings 40 Halo …

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Minecraft lands on Xbox One, PS4 and Vita in August

Minecraft will arrive on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita this August, Mojang has announced. It’ll cost $20 on the new platforms, but those with who have already purchased the PS3/Xbox 360 version can upgrade to their next-gen counterpart for just $5. The upgrade program will be available for …

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