Microsoft purchase of Mojang complete, don't freak out yet

Back on September 15th after a few days of rumors, Mojang announced it would be purchased by Microsoft for a hefty $2.5 billion. While some people began to freak out and make ridiculous claims about Minecraft dying, Microsoft re-assured the community they would not mess up our favorite game.

Today marks the completion of the purchase of Mojang. Phil Spencer, head of the Microsoft Studios division at Microsoft, posted this 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.

Keep in mind, this doesn't mean whatever Mojang does from now on is dictated by Microsoft. They will still remain a (largely) independent company. Since Mojang has been (in the process of) purchased, a Windows Phone port of Minecraft PE was announced. Also Microsoft guaranteed that they will not be changing the rules for making money of Minecraft videos.

We will have to wait and see what big changes Microsoft has in store. See the source link below for the original tweet.

Source: Twitter

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xXIron_AtomXx
November 6, 2014 at 5:48 AM delete

well i'm optimistic about this. like you said the only thing they have done so far is open it to new platforms. i know at one point there was a rumor going around that jeb was also leaving mojang but he posted on twitter he wasnt so thats a plus! anyway i hope it all turns out good!

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PixelBucket
November 6, 2014 at 9:27 AM delete

Oh hallelujah. I have been pretty tense for the past 2 months, and now, we know that nothing bad will happen. I actually believe that this purchase will be a good thing, as Microsoft may send more experienced programmers to Mojang and could speed up update speed, and may add more per update as of before. Don't diss Microsoft, there is a good reason they have billions of dollars in store!

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November 7, 2014 at 2:00 AM delete

Will all the programmers such as Dinnerbone stay?

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JackTastic1000
November 7, 2014 at 2:27 AM delete

Notch and a few other people will be retiring, everybody else will stay.

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JoshB104
November 7, 2014 at 12:12 PM delete

Notch is not on Minecraft anymore and he has not been for a wihle now

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rockintyler8
November 7, 2014 at 1:50 PM delete

The person you replied to was talking about Mojang, which Notch was still an employee of until a couple days ago.

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