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Notch: "Mojang sale is not about the money, it’s about my sanity"

Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has said that the growth of Minecraft and the influence the game now exerts are the reasons behind his decision to sell Mojang. The $2.5bn acquisition at the hands of Microsoft was confirmed today, with a statement from Mojang saying that Persson doesn’t want the responsibility of …

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Mojang confirms $2.5bn Microsoft acquisition

As expected, Microsoft’s acquisition of Minecraft creators Mojang has been confirmed. The deal is worth $2.5bn and will result in the departure of the company’s three founders – Markus Persson, Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser. Change is scary, and this is a big change for all of us. It’s going …

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Minecraft owner Mojang is a perfect fit for Microsoft’s ambitions

IHS games analyst Piers Harding-Rolls discusses Microsoft’s reported bid for Minecraft owner Mojang. Microsoft’s heavily rumoured intention to buy Minecraft developer and owner Mojang may come as a surprise to the game’s more fervent fans, but it is rooted in commercial, if not cultural, sense. The news robustly dismisses the …

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Formal reveal of Microsoft’s Mojang acquisition set for Monday – report

Microsoft’s rumoured impending deal to acquire Minecraft developer Mojang could be announced as early as Monday, according to a new report. Reuters cites a source briefed on the matter” that claims the acquisition’s formal unveiling is set for when the upcoming work week kicks off, adding that the total purchase …

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