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By Jessie Castellanos, Co-Editor

Rumors of Microsoft buying Mojang have been confirmed by both parties as true. Mojang is the studio responsible for creating the third best-selling game in history, Minecraft. Created without the intention of it becoming the titan it is today, co-creators decided to sell the studio to Microsoft.

Why do you ask that a company is willing to sell itself if it makes 100 million dollars a year? Well first, 2.5 billion dollars is a good reason, and second, the creators stopped working on Minecraft, quite a while ago. They did not wish for their company to become so big and it became a daunting task to deal with smaller newer games they wanted to work on and to also operate this multi-million dollar company.

They felt it would be in the best interest of the company to have a corporation as established and as large as Microsoft managing the studios. Microsoft also stated on their website that its investment in cloud and mobile technologies will enable “Minecraft” players to benefit from richer and faster worlds, more powerful development tools, and more opportunities to connect across the “Minecraft” community.

For all the gamers that are worried about Minecraft changing for the worse, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer says, “We are going to maintain ‘Minecraft’ and its community in all ways the people love today, with a commitment to nurture and grow it long into the future (” Microsoft also stated that Minecraft will remain playable across all current platforms; Xbox, Playstation, PC/Mac, IOS, and Andriod.

It wouldn’t make sense for Microsoft to come in and buy a game with 100 million paying players currently playing just on the PC, paying 2.5 billion dollars for it, and then ruining it for those people so they never play again. For now, they will probably just work on improvements of the game and community, with possibly a special edition for windows and xbox’s.

Minecraft players do not fret, this seemingly bad thing may actually be a good thing, and you may see the game you love grow greater and evolve to a point it would have never before.