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Microsoft still wants Sony to play nice with cross-platform Minecraft

Microsoft still wants Sony to play nice with cross-platform Minecraft

Eric Frederiksen

The new version of Minecraft is bringing the biggest change to the game in some time. The update, entitled “Better Together,” is bringing cross-platform play. Everyone who plays Minecraft can play together – except PlayStation 4 owners. Microsoft announced the update at E3 2017, which includes cross-platform play for Xbox One, Android iOS, Windows 10, virtual reality, and even Nintendo...

Mojang ceasing development on Scrolls, closing servers next year

Mojang ceasing development on Scrolls, closing servers next year

Joey Davidson

There’s probably a decent chance that you have no idea what Scrolls is. I know it in name and premise only, as this battling card strategy game from the makers of Minecraft is one that I’ve never tried. It looks like I won’t have much of a chance to try it at this point, either. Mojang has announced that they are bringing work on Scrolls to a close following its most recent content...

Microsoft offered each Mojang employee $300k to stay after acquisition

Microsoft offered each Mojang employee $300k to stay after acquisition

Joey Davidson

Microsoft dropped a load of cash on Mojang when they purchased the company and their games. More specifically, they were after Minecraft and all the goods its name produces. That, to Microsoft, was worth $2.5 billion. With massive acquisitions like this one, it’s not uncommon for the purchasing company to offer the staff of the company being purchased a sort of retention bonus. “Stay...