Microsoft’s new campus, which is expected to be completed in 2022, has been constructed in Minecraft thanks to the Redmond giant’s partnership with Blockworks, a UK-based design company that creates real-world landmarks using Minecraft (via CNBC).
Microsoft acquired Minecraft for $2.5 billion four years ago already, so it seems only natural for the company to use its new game to create a blueprint of its new campus for its employees. The company, along with the help of its architecture firm Gensler, project manager Peter Zetterburg, and archives manager Amy Stevenson, provided campus landmarks and company background to help create the project. Microsoft’s vice president of gaming, Phil Spencer, approved the project according to Yang.
Blockworks has not only created additional projects for Microsoft in the past, but also projects for Disney, Warner Bros., and others. Furthermore, they also create worlds and skins for the Minecraft Marketplace. Unfortunately, though, the world is only available for the Minecraft: Education Edition via an Office 365 school account.
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