MMGN writes: The news that Microsoft purchased Minecraft developer Mojang for a lazy $2.5 billion should really come as no surprise. The game found a home on PC before going on to become one of the most played games on Xbox Live. There’s absolutely no denying the game’s popularity on Microsoft platforms.
Microsoft has a storied history of game developer acquisitions, and while some of those developers are a shadow of their former selves from pre-Microsoft buyout, they’ve mostly turned out to be promising additions.
Let’s take a look back at Microsoft’s key acquisitions over the past few years.