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Microsoft’s Purchase of Minecraft Will Benefit Everyone

Breaking down what Microsoft's 2.5 billion dollar purchase means for Mojang, Minecraft, and the players.

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Codewow1128d ago

Please add some more developers to Mojang. Updates come out way too slow and plugin API needs to be completed soon!

Bodge1128d ago

Amen to the plugin API, would be incredible to play a mod turned into a plugin and never have it break when an update rolls out to the game.

mixolydian_id1128d ago

It'll probably be fine for everyone... except the fellas that host servers for players.

Likely we'll see MS Monopolize that...

user3672721128d ago

Of course it will benefit gamers. With the financial stability to pour into Minecraft...the IP can be the Star Wars of videogame and reach heights beyond a typical videogame.

user3672721128d ago

What is so funny...I am being serious. 😡

Bathyj1128d ago

I think thats what was funny.

mixolydian_id1128d ago (Edited 1128d ago )

The game will benefit from dedicated servers/a standard webspace to host servers. Reckon they'll start an Azure server space subscription model? That way you can still donate to people to help keep the scene alive.

Not sure about DLC... I hope it doesn't go THAT way.

As for general developments... I can't imagine they'll do that much more... except deploy "Skins" and reap the merch monies.

It'll probably find it's way to tablet too... they're really pushing the Surface pro's at the moment.

HappyWithOneBubble1128d ago

Will not benefit me for I don't care for Minecraft and don't buy MS products.

gamerfan09091128d ago

We can tell all of this by your comment history of trolling and one bubble.

miyamoto1128d ago

I don't think Notch sold out. He was pressured to the point of being forced by M$.
His long speech tells us all that it is dictated by M$.

M$ in order to save face against the asswhopping it gets from PlayStation,, needs a surefire hit game that makes tons of money immediately. They can not risk taking chances on new IPs like Sony does with Naughty Dog. They need an instant huge fan base that they can brag about using "their own" product.

This is M$ attitude. They think they can BUY success. They do not have the chops or capacity to create their own success.

I really don't like Microsoft's presence in the video game industry.

Video games were already big during the PS2 era and M$ wanted to steal market share.

Since the 80's video games used to be a fun and unique little hobby where a handful of talented and visionary garage developers make a great game that gamers love and become successful. Just like Minecraft

Now it has become so different, so much politics and money hatting, so corporate, so commercialized with M$ bullying its way through the industry with its billions.

They are destroying the true essence of success in the video game industry.
M$ is making all the wrong moves and disrupting the organic growth of the industry. Like McDonald's serving 14 day old chicken pumped with hormones and steroids.
They are destroying the true essence of what makes the video gaming industry exciting, growing, and progressing naturally.

n4rc1128d ago

You are a complete moron.. I have nothing else to say to that..

Ignored BTW.. Since you have nothing to say worth reading

Manic20141128d ago

"Video games were already big during the PS2 era and M$ wanted to steal market share"

Dafuq? Is that not competition? Or MS should of shared the consumers? /s

"They can not risk taking chances on new IPs like Sony does with Naughty Dog"

That's a little true, but recently things have shown MS are investing in new IP's - QB, SSOD (Although not owned), Ori, D4, Project Spark. They do have to step up on that basis but , couple for their unannounced studios have rumoured to be working on New IP's (Neogaf post)

"This is M$ attitude. They think they can BUY success. They do not have the chops or capacity to create their own success."

ND, Media Molecule, Sucker Punch, Evolution, Bend Studios all great studios acquired by Sony. Rest of them have been built from a ground up by Sony, but one of the best studios in the industry was BOUGHT.

Acquiring a successfully company is all business, Sony have done it many times and MS had done it many times. Difference this time is MS bought Mojang with the intention of keeping the games multi-platform due to all the revenue it generated.

If you call MS buying Mojang "Buying success" than what was buying Naught Dog?

"I don't think Notch sold out. He was pressured to the point of being forced by M$. His long speech tells us all that it is dictated by M$."

How is that possible? MS did not invest or held a stake in Mojang prior to purchase, He sold it on his on will, his blog post states he does not want to be big. - "If I ever accidentally make something that seems to gain traction, I’ll probably abandon it immediately." It was pretty clear he wanted out from mojang/Minecraft, he stepped down from development over a year ago, focussing on his small projects. He never sold out or was "FORCED" by MS, he was done with Minecraft.

"Now it has become so different, so much politics and money hatting, so corporate, so commercialized with M$ bullying its way through the industry with its billions."

You understand Sony were the first to buy exclusivity of a multi-platform game? Soul Calibur 3.

FriedGoat1128d ago

@MMEHTA,

Dont compare Naught Dog to Mojang.
Sony Bought Naughty Dog when they were a small team who made crash bandicoot. It was Sony's investment that made Naughty Dog the studio it is today.

Microsoft are buying mojang at their peak, and I'm sure will squeeze them dry.

Manic20141127d ago (Edited 1127d ago )

@FriedGoat

"Dont compare Naught Dog to Mojang.
Sony Bought Naughty Dog when they were a small team who made crash bandicoot. It was Sony's investment that made Naughty Dog the studio it is today"

Why not, good or bad the point is they are gaming studio, is mojang not a small team? ND had 80 Employees prior to Sony's acquisition Mojang currently have 40. Exactly it was Sony's investment which made Naughty dog what it is today, the same thing MS are doing right now except they've invested in a Independent studio. Why such biased?

Is Sony the only company allowed to make investments in existing studios?

"Microsoft are buying mojang at their peak, and I'm sure will squeeze them dry."

Bungie was made such a better studio after being purchased by MS, Rare on the other hand was dead before being purchased by MS. The IP's were the only valuable assets during the purchase as the dev's had left before the acquisition.

Geez your comment is full of biased. I'm a huge fan of Sony but seriously, your comment is extremely contradicting.

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ninjahunter1128d ago

Back in my day notch abandoned minecraft and its been one guy in a closet working on it ever since.

DarXyde1128d ago

I'll reserve judgment on who this benefits and how once we actually see something being done. I've never even played Minecraft, but I did download the demo this weekend to see what the hubbub is all about (have yet to play it). Thing is, the game's sold 54 million across all platforms as indicated in the article, but with that many sold, how many more people are planning to buy it? Furthermore, what are they going to do about updates and content for gamers on non-Microsoft platforms? Too early to say, but I guess I'll be keeping up on what Microsoft is planning to do with this acquisition, even if I don't own anything from Mojang.

Funantic11128d ago (Edited 1128d ago )

That's why they make sequels. Mojang makes/will make other games too. It's a great investment. Minecraft is huge. You'll see it in schools for kids for educational purposes as well as other places. I hear people also build things like the Star Trek Enterprise on a 1 to 1 full scale on Minecraft. The game has a cult following and MS knew so.

Gravity_DoGG1128d ago (Edited 1128d ago )

I heard over 100 million in pc/tablets also. so over 150 millions.. that's quiet a number

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