Microsoft announces Minecraft will become Windows/Xbox exclusive

Update: This was an April Fools joke. Please stop emailing us asking if it's real.

With Mojang becoming a subsidiary of Microsoft late last year, many wondered when some changes to the company would come about. Today Microsoft has announced that Minecraft will be exclusive to Windows and Xbox 360/One. Phill Spencer, head of the Xbox division at Microsoft, had this to say:
We are happy to announce Minecraft as a Windows and Xbox exclusive, truly becoming a Microsoft product. The game will cease to function on Mac and Linux starting May 1st, with the game being removed from PlayStation consoles on the same day. Minecraft: Pocket Edition will be removed from Android and iOS stores by May 1st as well.

They went on to say Xbox Live integration would come to the PC version, and dedicated servers would have to be moved over to the feature by June 1st. See the source link for more info.

Source: Microsoft

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Antonio Polino
April 1, 2015 at 10:59 AM delete

its an april fools joke

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Creeperninja
April 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM delete

dat can't be true. They april fooled us

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BurningVShadow
April 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM delete

*It's* an April Fools joke.

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BurningVShadow
April 1, 2015 at 1:02 PM delete

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
nice

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April 1, 2015 at 1:42 PM delete

That scared me for a sec and I'm like: “Wait, it's April Fools Day”.

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DarthG8r
April 1, 2015 at 1:42 PM delete

Its funny... It seems many people don't check the source, when really, that's the funniest part about it! Loving how you decided to throw in the Rick Astley... Lol

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LightningFerix
April 1, 2015 at 2:48 PM delete

I normally never check the source but this time I was like scared scared scared so I went to the source and I literally said out loud BOOOO! I was soooo scared cause I don't have an xbox or working computer version only pocket so MAN THAT WAS SO FREAKING SCARY!!!! XDXDXD

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LightningFerix
April 1, 2015 at 2:50 PM delete

Also... Speaking of April Fools Day, it's May first so when is the next build contest???? Everyone get your creative hats on cause I'm competing again! GL!! XD

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taylor william cable
April 1, 2015 at 9:51 PM delete

The one time I check the source I get Rick rolled. I give up.

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Guest
April 1, 2015 at 10:46 PM delete

This is such a troll, imagine if people actually believed this

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RoseTheCrafter
April 1, 2015 at 11:52 PM delete

LOL! At first, I literately screamed, then realized it was an April Fools joke!

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JoshB104
April 2, 2015 at 8:19 AM delete

My friend texted me about this article. He was legit freaked out about this and he wanted to confirm that it was a fool. lol

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Redstone Technician
April 2, 2015 at 8:51 AM delete

This better be a April fool

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Aniket Das
April 2, 2015 at 10:03 AM delete

Lol April fool's! Even if this was true, I could still play because I have minecraft on the windows computer!

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Torzod
April 2, 2015 at 12:13 PM delete

I HATE MICROSOFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY IS DEM NOOBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYONE YELL AT THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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carpet111
April 3, 2015 at 12:17 AM delete

no! this is real. Rick Astley told him this!

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Adam Easley
April 3, 2015 at 4:10 AM delete

dude...chill...its a joke! lol

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Icywithercat
April 3, 2015 at 4:32 AM delete

This better be a fool (i remember last year I freaked out over a joke as well)!!!!! If not I will rebel against Microsfot >.>

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Icywithercat
April 3, 2015 at 5:17 AM delete

Just checked the source link.


wELL THEN

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Chris Austin
April 3, 2015 at 10:16 AM delete

Remember the April fools joke you did last year Corbin?

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dmjab14
April 3, 2015 at 12:45 PM delete

I hate this article.... I really fell for this. >_<

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Adam Easley
April 3, 2015 at 3:36 PM delete

its coming the first sunday of every month, so the 5th this month. ill finish working it out tomorrow!! :)

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April 4, 2015 at 1:32 PM delete

It was an article about EA buying Mojang and making Minecraft pay-to-win, little did I know they were bought later that year xD

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Radvid cow
April 13, 2015 at 11:47 AM delete

Scared me for a sec

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July 4, 2015 at 1:09 AM delete

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