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Microsoft buys Mojang

Microsoft buys Mojang

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Just thought I'd mention that Microsoft has officially bought Mojang for 2.5 Billion dollars, if anyone hasn't heard yet.


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Yeah, this is going to be discussed for weeks for sure. Right now I am neutral, cannot say much before Microsoft reveals any future plans.

 

I know that some developers are going to quit, and it's sad.


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Yeah, this is going to be discussed for weeks for sure. Right now I am neutral, cannot say much before Microsoft reveals any future plans.

 

I know that some developers are going to quit, and it's sad.

Same here.

 

One encouraging piece of news: Searge recently tweeted that he is still going to be developing MCP until Minecraft gets a better API, so no worries there.

 

Actually, they're all tweeting like crazy. You can keep up with them on the Mojang page:https://mojang.com/


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Some developers did quit, such as cpw and ShneekeyTheLost.
Aside from that I'm not sure what to think of this. Really I don't see how we as players will benefit from this, though as long as Microsoft doesn't ruin the game I don't have a problem with the takeover.

Maybe they'll add Java support to Xbox One. And Kinect support to Java on Xbox One.
Minecraft with Kinect would be just silly.

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I, too, am neutral, until microsoft announces updates on the project, i won't pick a side, but i will say this, i love minecraft and the way it is now, and i have a bad feeling microsoft will remove the best part of minecraft: The community. I would say mod support as well, but you'll have mods with or without microsoft, anyway.

 

 

I hope that they will continue adding good things to minecraft!


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So it appears that Microsoft has no intention to stop people from making videos. Thank goodness.


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This could be a good thing. Microsoft has a lot of resources at their disposal, they could significantly increase the pace at which the game is developed. Things like the modding API come to mind.



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Microsoft supporting modding, ye crazy? They will most likely not attempt to directly prevent Forge and such or make it illegal, that would cost them half the community. I wouldn't put it past them to release paid DLC (i. e. Microsoft-developed mods that obviously base-edit the game, thus breaking Forge even more often) that would be installable *only* via Uplay.



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Haha, that's awesome! :o


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