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Microsoft buys company behind Minecraft, game creator leaves

By Barry Eitel on Sep 18, 2014

Microsoft is paying $2.5 billion to purchase Mojang, the creator of explosively popular sandbox game Minecraft. Rumors buzzed about serious discussions between the two companies last week, and the news of the acquisition broke Monday. Written with a hip edge, Mojang announced the deal in a blog post. “Please remember that the future of Minecraft and you – the community – are extremely important to everyone involved,” the company wrote. “If you take one thing away from this post, let it be that.” What the deal means for the future of Minecraft is apparently up in the air, or, at least, that’s what Mojang wants its fans to think. “We can only share so much information right now,” the post continued, “but we’ve decided that being as honest as possible is the best approach. We’re still working

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