Microsoft's Mojang acquisition seemed so sunny, but what's happening to Scrolls and Cobalt?
No, it is as strong as ever. All the deal did was give people online something to whine about. MS has increased features, expanded platforms and allowed creation of a story based product for minecraft. They are growing the brand and leaving all the things that people enjoyed. Basically the only reason it gets flack is the sad trolls who love to claim MS ruin everything, no matter the truth of such claims. Scrolls was a failurebefore MS had any involvement, and MS had no hand in that. As for cobalt, the game has been under wraps for years and now suddenly MS has to show it right away or they are "in trouble." This whole article is flawed and uninspired on all levels. Mojang, as a name may go away, but the tram and their products are fine and stronger than ever. They are currently working on integrating minecraft to hololens and win 10 and why not? It is a huge game that has a fanbase that appreciates the devs additions and commitment to the game.
Yep. As *long as I can play Minecraft on PS4 and Vita, I'm good. Now of course this will come to a head if they release an exclusive(really I mean on everything but Playstation)follow up to Minecraft, but until that moment comes I really have no right to complain. Just downloaded a PS4 patch yesterday that improved on the game, so they are doing right by me as far as I am concerned.
I want some of that d$$m
We won't know until Ms releases an actual minecraft game since they didn't make the current one
Well MS paid $2.5bn for a franchise that had already sold the vast majority of copies... As usual with M$, more money than sense (See Zune, Bing, Xbone, Windows Phone, Nokia etc)
Having been to MineCon I think Minecraft / Mojang are going to be fine. MS kept a very low profile at the event and it seems what they are looking to do is expand into other areas / markets while keeping the core game in the hands of Mojang. There was a huge focus on modding Minecraft and on streamers / YouTubers at the event, so all the worry that MS would clamp down in these areas appears unfounded. So, it looks like the things that MS are looking into are educational uses, hololens, architectural, Minecraft Story Mode with TellTale and stuff like that. They obviously want to showcase Minecraft on Windows 10 (they had beta versions at MineCon) However, if MS want to push Mojang into creating a modding API, then I wouldn't complain! :)
If any other company had bought Mojang, this article would not exist. As for Microsoft being the one's who bought them everyone has a concern they need voicing. Just Sad
Proof? Because being sad with no proof is "Just Sad".
Don't need to provide proof cause we all know had it been Nintendo or Sony everyone would be doing backflips in celebration and screaming what a great investment they made cause they care about the players .Since it MS everyone cries foul , has an opinion on why this company bought this and start question it like their the devil . Want proof do the research on reactions of SONY or Nintendo buying something compared to MS buying something and you will see a major discrepancy.
"Want proof do the research on reactions of SONY or Nintendo buying something" LMAO Like what? Whats wrong with gamers getting excited? And whats that got to do with Minecraft and MS? As a matter of fact this is the first time I have seen anything like this article so dont know why you are all upset.
@castillo You are right. It's the small sites run by fanboys looking for clicks who usually write these sort of articles. die fiends comment above is the sort of reaction these guys want. They looking for the ignorant fanboys who love the negativity and console wars. Remember all the articles downplaying the elite controller,backward compatibility and EA Access.all written by wanna be fanboy journalists. You'll never see the big sites write such crap. I'm glad MS aquired mohjang. people just need to deal with it and move on.
Nah, it technically gave them more of a fighting chance to exist as the company they are. The problem is there is currently no where to go but down without a new IP and it's fairly clear that's not what they're focused on.... (kinda like Angry Birds)
We talking the creator or the game? Cause the creator is laughing it up to the sum of 2.5 billion. Hes chilling. The game itself is strong, but it needs a part 2. Even Cube Life on the WiiU has features that Minecraft lacks, to say nothing of Lego Worlds and so on. Its just time. Not to worry though, I'm sure MS will hook them up. They just have to implement smartly but quickly.
I don't see this being a bad thing for Mojang at all, With all the new avenues being explored including alternate reality, story mode and cross platform it's already a bright future. Add in that we could see better implementation of mods in minecraft and perhaps streamlined multiplayer aspects too I don't see how it will fail. I also feel that if any game on the planet would become cross platform xbox/ps4 it may be minecraft. Who knows? I don't, but I'm excited for the future.
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