The purchase has gone through, the money has exchanged hands and Mojang is now part of the Microsoft Studios developer family.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer announced the official acquisition, something that made a big splash in the gaming new world a few weeks back, on Twitter.
It’s official, today we welcome Mojang to the Microsoft Studios family. We're excited for the possibilities ahead w/the Minecraft community.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) November 6, 2014
With Mojang officially in the Microsoft fold, I expect we’ll see a lot more Minecraft in the future. Not that the property has waned off much in its popularity over the last several years, but you better believe Microsoft is going to push this brand hard after buying Mojang for $2.5 billion.
Yes. Billion. With a B. That’s a lot of scratch to account for with games, merchandise, ports, costume packs and a whole slew of DLC.
What do you think Microsoft will do with Mojang and Minecraft now that they officially control the fate of both the house and its famous game?