Earlier this year, Microsoft acquired Mojang, the creator of the popular video game Minecraft for a whopping $2.5 billion, which managed to sell as much as 54 million copies as of June 2014 on several platforms. As with every other acquisition, it requires several regulatory approvals, and it seems Microsoft has completed its acquisition of the popular game developer.
Recently, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer took it to Twitter and announced that the $2.5 billion acquisition is officially complete. “It’s official, today we welcome Mojang to the Microsoft Studios family. We’re excited for the possibilities ahead w/the Minecraft community,” said Spencer on Twitter. With the completion of acquisition, it seems the founders of Mojang will leave the company, including Markus “Notch” Persson.
Minecraft is extremely popular on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One, but the software giant has already committed to supporting the game on other major platforms, including Android, iOS, PlayStation 3, Windows PC and more. Microsoft is also expected to release Minecraft: Pocket Edition on Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 as hinted before.Further reading: Gaming, Microsoft, Minecraft, Mojang