EA to buy Mojang for $12 million, Minecraft re-released as SimCity 5

EA-LogoElectronic Arts has been known to buy smaller companies for several years, but this is a bit of a jump. In a press release today, Executive chairmen Larry Probst said, "We think this is beneficial for Minecraft and for the Minecraft community. He went on to announce that Minecraft would be re-branded as SimCity 5, which promises new features like mob invasions and better performing multiplayer. The amount that Electronic Arts is paying for Mojang and it's games are rumored to be around 12 million US dollars. EA did not comment on the future of 0x10c, Cobalt, or Scrolls (in development games by Mojang) although it is likely they will be scrapped.

Source: Electronic Arts

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Spencer Bartlett
April 1, 2013 at 12:15 AM delete

Nice one! Mojang was able to get me but this didn't. Good april fools i would buy a sim city minecraft though.

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Callum Watson
April 1, 2013 at 2:59 AM delete

I was fooled... Almost nothing gets past me, but I was fooled...

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April 1, 2013 at 4:37 AM delete

They mentioned that Colbat and 0x10c were going to be dropped to help fund Battlefield 4 development.

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drak ansteal
April 1, 2013 at 4:59 AM delete

No. If EA buys MC, they will ruin it and make it into a stupid game that they think everyone wants. It will ruin its warmth as a game.

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Jacob Wag
April 1, 2013 at 6:42 AM delete

Nice one, I nearly had a heart attack XD EA would screw Minecraft up, though.

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Skepter
April 1, 2013 at 6:58 AM delete

It was a good thing I pressed the source! I freaked out like mad when I read that.

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Matt
April 1, 2013 at 7:10 AM delete

What a fail this guy didn't get it

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Mine Turtle
April 1, 2013 at 8:33 AM delete

April Fools,i knew it

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Jacob Wag
April 1, 2013 at 11:06 PM delete

Yea, still, his point is that EA would make Minecraft suck.

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