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Microsoft plans to buy Minecraft developer Mojang for $2B, according to rumor

Microsoft plans to buy Minecraft developer Mojang for $2B, according to rumor

Microsoft plans to buy Minecraft developer Mojang for $2B, according to rumor

Microsoft plans to buy Minecraft developer Mojang for $2B, according to rumor

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Microsoft is potentially working on acquiring one of the biggest game developers in the world.

The publisher is in discussions to purchase Minecraft developer Mojang for $2 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. We are working to verify the story, but we cannot confirm the rumor at this time. The report claims the deal could go through as early as this week.

Minecraft is an indie-gaming phenomenon that has players building Lego-like structures with simple-looking 3D blocks. Since debuting in 2011, the game has sold more than 55 million copies on PC, smartphone, and consoles. It is especially popular with young kids, and industry observers often note that it is the Super Mario Bros. for the up-and-coming generation of gamers.

Microsoft Corporation is a public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through … read more »

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