NEWS - Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Microsoft buys Minecraft developer Mojang

From Head of Xbox Phil Spencer (via Xbox Wire):

Today is an incredibly exciting day for our team as Mojang and the Minecraft franchise join MicrosoftMinecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time, with more than 100 million downloads, on PC alone, from players since its launch in 2009. Minecraft inspires millions to create together, connects people across the globe, and is a community that is among the most active and passionate in the world.

Our relationship with Mojang began when we initially talked to the team about bringing Minecraft to the console. Minecraft quickly became the top online game on Xbox Live, with over two billion hours played on Xbox 360 in the last two years. That working relationship set the ground work for other opportunities. We’ve long seen the incredible potential of Minecraft.

At Microsoft, we believe in the power of content to unite people. Minecraft adds diversity to our game portfolio and helps us reach new gamers across multiple platforms. Gaming is the top activity across devices and we see great potential to continue to grow the Minecraft community and nurture the franchise. That is why we plan to continue to make Minecraft available across platforms – including iOS, Android and PlayStation, in addition to Xbox and PC. 

The Minecraft community is passionate and diverse, ranging across all ages and demographics. We respect the brand and independent spirit that has made Minecraft great, and we’ll carry on the tradition of innovation to move the franchise forward. Our investments in cloud, Xbox Live and mobile technology will enable players to benefit from richer and faster worlds, more powerful development tools, and more opportunities to connect with the Minecraft community. 

We’re excited to confirm that MINECON will continue next year. We’ll look to create even more ways for the vibrant community of YouTuber’s, innovators, bloggers and players to connect with each other – both in person and online. We will have much more to share in the coming months. 

The Minecraft team’s unique vision, creative energy and innovative mindset make them a perfect fit alongside our other global studios. Microsoft Studios includes 343 Industries, Turn 10 Studios, and Lionhead Studios just to name a few. These industry-leading game studios within Microsoft that have had great success with beloved games and massively popular franchises like Halo, Forza, and Fable. We’re excited to welcome Mojang to the Microsoft family and we are thrilled to support the success and longevity of Minecraft for years to come.

Phil
@XboxP3


Source: http://news.xbox.com

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,263
Forum Posts: 725,580
Xbox One Titles: 977
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,608
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 13,855
Screenshots: 30,391
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox Wire desormais disponible en francais
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 255 Views

Manette Xbox 360 Gamestop Radioactive
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 598 Views

Xbox One Moratl Kombat X sur Ebay
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 597 Views

Console Xbox 360 et faceplate Xbox 360 in package blue
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 547 Views

Seagate Fanfest External Drive Scorpio
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 661 Views

Ultimate Game Face
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 705 Views

Home screen customization?
Post by DJ tx
2 Replies, 695 Views

Xbox One Manette E317 en vente sur ebay
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 889 Views

Xbox 360 Summer Intern Celebration 2009
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 805 Views

Xbox One Limbo
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 804 Views

Anyone else feel like they hit a stalemate?
Post by DABUC
2 Replies, 1100 Views

Does anyone know how to teabag 343 Guilty Spark in Halo?
Post by shrew king
3 Replies, 1579 Views

Xbox One Nike Einhalb 43
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 1043 Views

Manette Xbox 360 Live is 5ive Llamma en vente sur Ebay
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1302 Views

Manette Xbox 360 Live Turns Five en vente sur Ebay
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 1006 Views

© 2000-2017 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics