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#1 Strategist

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 10:38 PM

 

 

The rumors are true: Microsoft is buying Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5 billion. And as we discovered this morning, Mojang founder Markus "Notch" Persson is leaving the company. As you can imagine, the PC Gamer team has some strong feelings about the acquisition, and the impact of Minecraft.

 

Well, that's quite a large sum of money! I'm in two minds about it at this stage and I really hope they don't fuck this up. 

 

http://www.pcgamer.c...ft-buys-mojang/

 

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#2 Romy

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 11:03 PM

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#3 Dan

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 07:17 AM

Personally I'm looking forward to Microsoft Blocks 2015 Pro Edition



#4 Elindoril

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 07:30 AM

Who's ready for Minecraft to become a franchise like Lego?

Minecraft Marvel

Minecraft Harry Potter

Minecraft Batman

Etc.

#5 Sweeney

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 09:35 AM

Who's ready for Minecraft to become a franchise like Lego?

Minecraft Marvel

Minecraft Harry Potter

Minecraft Batman

Etc.


The XBOne version is already like this.

#6 Nymh

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 09:40 AM

gg



#7 Bone

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 10:02 AM

At least no one who has posted so far has been naive enough to expect Microsoft not to ruin it? :p

 

Grasping at straws for something positive here...



#8 Turnip

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 10:26 AM

The XBOne version is already like this.

 

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Wow seriously?? Oh my god hahah

 

Damn though I can't wait to see MS completely ruin this lmao



#9 Swar

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 10:46 AM

I mean, Windows 8 is amazing, what could they do wrong with minecraft?! Right? Right?!



#10 Waser Lave

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 10:53 AM

On the bright side, at least it wasn't EA. :rolleyes:



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 11:02 AM

On the bright side, at least it wasn't EA. :rolleyes:

 

Or Ubisoft.



#12 Karla

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 11:05 AM

They're gonna f*ck it up, I know it. Just like they did with Rareware.

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 11:21 AM

Maybe they will just let it do it's thing while MS just sits and watch. It seems fine as it is Idk why they would sell it :C



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 11:22 AM

Maybe they will just let it do it's thing while MS just sits and watch. It seems fine as it is Idk why they would sell it :C

 

I can think of 2.5 billion reasons.



#15 Elindoril

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 11:36 AM

They're gonna f*ck it up, I know it. Just like they did with Rareware.

The difference is Rare was an established developer with a stack of critically good games behind them and people were expecting just as much after the buyout.

Mojang has well...Minecraft. A game that was made popular first by 4chan of all places. There isn't much to fuck up.

#16 redlion

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 11:46 AM

There isn't much to fuck up.

Not as much, but still plenty to fuck up.

How many players does minecraft have? I'd be willing to bet they have more satisfied players than Microsoft has ever had satisfied customers.

#17 Nymh

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 12:39 PM

Not as much, but still plenty to fuck up.

How many players does minecraft have? I'd be willing to bet they have more satisfied players than Microsoft has ever had satisfied customers.

 

As of February there were 100m users of the PC version with 16.7m paying users currently (https://minecraft.net/stats).  That's not counting the XBox, PS3, or Pocket Edition players.



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 01:14 PM

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Anyways, I think we will survive using the current version and mods forever.



#19 ortin

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 02:13 PM

Is minecraft really worth all those billions? Everyone has already bought minecraft, there's not much room for expansion...

#20 redlion

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 02:20 PM

Is minecraft really worth all those billions? Everyone has already bought minecraft, there's not much room for expansion...

See Elindoril's first post in this thread.

#21 Nymh

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 02:51 PM

Is minecraft really worth all those billions? Everyone has already bought minecraft, there's not much room for expansion...

 
According to minecraft.net:
 

In the last 24 hours, 8,568 people bought the game.

 
Looks to me like everyone hasn't already bought the game.  And at $27 a pop, that's over $230k today.



#22 Romy

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 02:51 PM

 there's not much room for expansion...

You've obviously never played Minecraft.



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 04:42 PM

Is minecraft really worth all those billions? Everyone has already bought minecraft, there's not much room for expansion...

 

 

That and more. Dude young and old people play this thing. The market for these people could reap tons of dollars. 



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 04:59 PM

High risk, high reward situation IMHO. Really ballsy move on Microsofts part, but I think it will pay off!

 

Minecrafts popularity is through the roof...


Edited by HappyAccident, 16 September 2014 - 05:00 PM.


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Posted 17 September 2014 - 12:09 AM

My fiancee's really excited though, his argument being that Microsoft's brought out a shitton of good games in the likes of Age of Empires





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