Microsoft pays $2.5bn for Minecraft maker Mojang

Microsoft pays $2.5bn for Minecraft maker Mojang

Microsoft has bought Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, for $2.5bn (£1.5bn).

The title, which has sold over 54 million copies, allows players to build structures with retro Lego-style blocks, as well as explore a large map and battle others.

The deal was announced by Xbox chief Phil Spencer.

Mojang, whose three founders of will leave the company, assured fans that “everything is going to be OK”.


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