Microsoft’s confirmed the deal with Mojang, Minecraft is now the property of Microsoft. Reactions around the world are varying with fans of the hit game worried that Microsoft may not support their chosen console or device, (they will,) and others pondering what Microsoft has in store for the developer and their cherished product.
Then we have industry professionals weighing in on Twitter, some with tweets of amazement, shock and some just plain out trolling.
Here’s the best we found so far:
Paul Rstchynksky – DriveClub
$2.5 Billion, wow.
— Paul Rustchynsky (@Rushy33) September 15, 2014
Not strictly an industry professional, but it’s hilarious anyway:
Microsoft buys Mojang. They’re known for making software were users have to explore for hours to find useful things. They call it Windows 8
— CEO Kaz Hirai (@KazHiraiCEO) September 15, 2014
Dan Marshall – Ben There, Dan That
I see Mojang and Minecraft and Microsoft and Notch are trending! Oh, and… ah. pic.twitter.com/LPpOsCGpkH — Dan Marshall (@danthat) September 15, 2014
MikeDrucker-SNL, IGN, Tonight Show
I just hope Microsoft will keep Minecraft a fun, easy-to-use experience like they did with Windows, Microsoft Office, Xbox Live, and god no.
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) September 15, 2014
Minecraft has turned millions of players into creators instead of consumers. That’s worth $2 billion easily.
— Matthias Worch (@mworch) September 15, 2014
Jokes on you @Microsoft I got @minecraft for 20$
— Daniel Kross (@Kross) September 15, 2014
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