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.
Aha, es gibt jetzt also ein Microsoft Spiel auf der Playstation. Interessant.
Phil Spencers Videobotschaft aus Schweden:
As you might already know, Notch is the creator of Minecraft and the majority shareholder at Mojang. He’s decided that he doesn’t want the responsibility of owning a company of such global significance. Over the past few years he’s made attempts to work on smaller projects, but the pressure of owning Minecraft became too much for him to handle. The only option was to sell Mojang. He’ll continue to do cool stuff though. Don’t worry about that.
Kurz gesagt: Notch hatte einfach keine Lust mehr auf Minecraft. Irgendwie ja auch verständlich nach so langer Zeit.
Achja, die gerüchteten 2,5 Milliarden Dollar stimmen tatsächlich. Wahnsinn.