Why Microsoft Buying Mojang Will Be Good For The Video Game Industry

iDigitalTimes - "In an ideal world, Mojang would have stayed independent forever. But we don't live in an ideal world...So why shouldn't it be Microsoft, the first console manufacturer to make it easy to play Minecraft on your living room TV, that ultimately gets to own one of the biggest gaming franchises on the planet?"

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FITgamer1499d ago

Read the article, must have missed the part about it "Good for the video game industry".

UltimateMaster1499d ago

I relate buy-out with sell-out.
I've never seen anything positive happening from that kind of behavior.

Ballsack1499d ago

Wasn't good for rare..... Loved their nintendo games

darthv721499d ago

Rare's nintendo offering are good. But so is kameo, grabbed by the ghoulies and viva pinata (to name a few).

And i know they werent even made by the same Rare that made jet force gemini, blast corps and DKC (to name a few) but they were still good fun games.

tuglu_pati1499d ago (Edited 1499d ago )

Really are we gonna do this...

How many more today? I don't think there is a problem with MS buying it. Its not like they are gonna stop supporting the game or maybe a spin off is on the horizon, who knows but all this articles about the same thing over and over have to stop.

Baka-akaB1499d ago

Arent some bloggers and journalist tired of always siding with companies on any subject ?

Stop being shills

xHeavYx1499d ago

They also made an article on why this is bad for the industry... So, go bury your head somewhere

Baka-akaB1499d ago (Edited 1499d ago )

And how does it make it ok ? If anything it's worse , they dont even have an actual opinion and just milk the news , when it's by the same author .

I'm not even against the purchase , but it's silly to have those "why it's ok that XXX does that" articles everytime

gangsta_red1499d ago

Why are people worried? If MS did buy Mojang you think all instances of Minecraft on every single platform available would automatically stop?

All this means is that the game will be further supported and more than likely appear on even more systems coming out in the near future. Isn't that what gamers want?

iamnsuperman1499d ago

I think the issue is that is a big iff that goes against past examples of when a studio is bought. Honestly I see the move as a little bit odd but I can see Microsoft just buying the studio so that they can reap the rewards of having digital lego (hence the $2billion price tag) I don't see them making Minecraft exclusive but that does go against past examples/normal practice

DanteVFenris6661499d ago

But they also payed 2 billion!!! Two billion for 1 game. Out of the many times exclusive triple As they've already bough over. I know micro is rich, but how much can you lose. I bet they will release it on all platforms for a while to get their losses back. Once they are balanced out maybe they'll make a minecraft 2 exclusive or stop support(updates) of non micro platforms

llxKonanxll1499d ago (Edited 1499d ago )

The three reasons that i got out of this article was: (1) It would boost Xbox One sales, since PS4 has been leading the entire year of 2014 (2) it would appease the Xbox 360 community that felt neglected once 4j studios went on to do PS3, PS4 and Vita ports and (3) It would be a nice addition to Xbox One game division, since their exclusives aren't selling as well as MS would have hoped. --- None of which are valid reasons that are positive for the industry, even more so for the consumers who already purchased Minecraft on non-microsoft platforms. They won't be able to play a sequel without buying an Xbox 360 or Xbox One in the future.

I can understand if the creator of the game, Markus Pearson, approached Microsoft for a deal. But that doesn't make it good for the industry.

Seafort1499d ago

Microsoft buying Mojang isn't going to do anything for Microsoft other than kill off any Minecraft sequels.

Mojang are one hit wonders. Minecraft is their only big hit. They have another game in development but it won't interest any console gamers. It's Scrolls a card trading game which hasn't really set the world on fire :P

Notch is going to leave Mojang if the deal goes through so MS are just buying the Minecraft name but none of the talent.

It's going to be just the same as what happened to Rare when all the talent left after that deal went through.

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