Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox division at Microsoft, has confirmed in a tweet, that Minecraft will be coming to every corner of the Microsoft ecosystem.
Microsoft recently bought Mojang AB, the creators of Minecraft, for $2.5 billion, so this isn’t much of a surprise. Minecraft (the Pocket Edition) is available for iOS and Android, so it makes sense that Microsofts wants it on Windows Phone and Windows RT devices as soon as possible. The game is already on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Minecraft rests on top of Android’s ‘Top Paid’ games, and this is only one indication of its popularity. It has a huge mod community, and is even used by many university clubs to host ‘hacker nights’ in order to interest younger kids in computer science.
Microsoft will undoubtedly aim to leverage the games increasing popularity to help sell their own platforms. Now, the waiting game begins, as sadly, the promise did not include a timeframe (we are still awaiting the Office for Modern UI also, but we’re hoping for a faster port in this case).
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) September 19, 2014
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