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Carlos

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Mojang, the developers behind the Minecraft franchise, has been acquired by Microsoft...

 

LiquidEvilGaming

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Read about this a few days ago about being a possibility but considering the financial amount spent i think it was an insanely poor move on Microsofts part....of all the studios you could have acquired Mojang? For THAT kind of money? Bit insane honestly. I do wonder however if they will cancel Minecraft for Vita/other devices as part of this or....keeping MInecraft 2 exclusive to PC/One/360.
 

Murphy

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Read about this a few days ago about being a possibility but considering the financial amount spent i think it was an insanely poor move on Microsofts part....of all the studios you could have acquired Mojang? For THAT kind of money? Bit insane honestly. I do wonder however if they will cancel Minecraft for Vita/other devices as part of this or....keeping MInecraft 2 exclusive to PC/One/360.

Minecraft Vita will release as expected, Microsoft have said that they plan to support the game on all platforms still. They need to make 2.5bn up and then some, and limiting yourself to just merchandising and one platform will really impact that.

54m people have bought Minecraft already, to make that double again will need to buy the game to get close to that financial return.
 

Carlos

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Staff member
Read about this a few days ago about being a possibility but considering the financial amount spent i think it was an insanely poor move on Microsofts part....of all the studios you could have acquired Mojang? For THAT kind of money? Bit insane honestly.
That's capitalism for you. When you sell 50 million units of a game, you're worth as much as Call of Duty. If you can reach that kind of mountain of a scale (and has finally decided to sell as in be acquired), congratulations. You're a billionaire.
I do wonder however if they will cancel Minecraft for Vita/other devices as part of this or....keeping MInecraft 2 exclusive to PC/One/360.
It has been confirmed that the current versions of Minecraft thus far will continue. However, it does put Minecraft 2 in the air - it's their franchise.
 

jayyjaye

Active Member
After cutting 18,000 jobs. Much respect lost. Forever a Sony fanboy, but dear god. At least I respected you before.
 

buddy18054

New Member
Well now that minecrafts out on the Vita, I've noticed the lack of texture packs and skins on Sony platforms compared to the Xbox one and 360...
 
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