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The Rumor Mill: Microsoft to Buy Mojang for $2B?

Posted by Suzie Ford on Sep 09, 2014  | Comments

The Rumor Mill: Microsoft to Buy Mojang for $2B? - MMORPG.com

According to Venture Beat, there is a new rumor floating around that indicates that Microsoft may be lining up to purchase Minecraft development studio Mojang for two billion dollars. That's right, two BILLION dollars. The Wall Street Journal, a very reliable font of information, is the identified source of the rumor. Venture Beat is working to confirm the rumor and we will be sure to keep you posted.

But owning Mojang and Minecraft wouldn’t just give Microsoft a popular game. It is a merchandising behemoth with toys, Lego sets, and apparel available at stores like Target and Walmart. The Hollywood producers responsible for turning The Lego Movie into a blockbuster even announced plans for a Minecraft film.

For Microsoft, this acquisition could give it the boost it needs to compete with Sony in the new-gen console war. The PlayStation 4 has outsold Xbox One every month since they both debuted in November, and Microsoft has already tried several promotions, adjustments, and price cuts to catch up. Owning Minecraft could change everything.

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What do you think of the news? Is this good for Microsoft? For Minecraft? For gaming? Let us know in the comments.


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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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