Microsoft Buys Minecraft, Plans Windows Event
It's been a week of pretty major news from Microsoft: The company, confirming months of rumors, announced the purchase of Mojang, the company behind the popular game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion.
“Gaming is a top activity spanning devices, from PCs and consoles to tablets and mobile, with billions of hours spent each year,” Satya Nadella, Microsoft's CEO, said as part of the announcement. “Minecraft is more than a great game franchise – it is an open world platform, driven by a vibrant community we care deeply about, and rich with new opportunities for that community and for Microsoft.”
Meanwhile, the company said Monday that it will host an event Sept. 30 to introduce Windows 9. The new version is said to walk back some of the changes introduced in Windows 8, including the return of the start button.