Microsoft are in “serious discussions” to acquire Mojang, the developer of Minecraft, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. The publication cites an anonymous source with “knowledge of the matter”.

 

The deal is reportedly worth $2 billion, and could be signed as early as this week.

 

Should a deal between the two companies come through, it should be interesting to see what happens to the Minecraft franchise, which, so far, has remained multiplatform, and is available on numerous devices.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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