BIG NEWS:Microsoft has finally bought Mojang legitimately about 37 minutes ago. (3:02 (SWEDISH TIME) PM) (9:02 (WASHINGTON, D.C, USA) AM ). Microsoft bought Mojang for a whopping amount of $ 2,500,000,000!
Please update/fix Minecraft in any fastest possible way. We know you're too busy making new over-the-top modern computers/devices, but please have time to give Minecraft a chance, because owning a game studio and not changing any aspects of the games of the studio is just like buying a valuable thing without using it for anything, making it like an extraordinary/ordinary decor. Also do this to several other games of Microsoft because everyone in the world doesn't play Minecraft, they also play Cobalt and Scrolls.
So from now on Minecraft is no longer an indiegame.
I just hope for the best, that Microsoft understands well enough how the game and the community has evolved together in freedom and creativity, and that messing with that is absolutely not a good idea...
So from now on Minecraft is no longer an indiegame anymore.
I just hope for the best, that Microsoft understands well enough how the game and the community has evolved in freedom and creativity and that messing with that is absolutely not a good idea...
^Agreed 100%. I am very pessimistic about what is going on right now. Looking at some of the past acquisitions that were made and how they were murdered...
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"It's not enough you have the will to care. What are you going to do to show it?"
Notch and the other Mojang founders are leaving the company and moving on. Would this include Jeb? Because he's been the one doing everything for MC since Notch handed over the reigns in 2011.....
So far they are promising to maintain support for all versions of the game on all platforms....so there is still a glimmer of hope. Also a lot of the other Mojang devs will still be on the game most likely, so not much may actually change.
Time will tell, I will withhold judgement on the game itself until after something happens. I will, however, pass judgement on Marcus: he sold out. The community got angry at him for the first time when he changed the EULA, and for the first time they were against him. He couldn't handle it, so he Phil Fished...only his IP was worth a ton more than Fez.
I bought the game with a given promised it will be released as public domain or free when a certain time / copies where sold and this is not an option right now (or will be delayed eternally) thanks to the more complete antagonist of an indie developer or game studio. I'm also thinking in what is going to happen to GNU/Linux version and the treatment of mods from now on... this is even worse than the EULA chages and the DMCA actions taken after against Bukkit and craft bukkit.
I feel like I've lost something more than the money spent buying the game.
I have seen a lot of small companies beeing aqcuired by big players in the past decades.
There´s one thing I have learned. Whatever is taken over by such huge companies, turns to .
I have not seen a single exception. If you think, oh this companies have so much more ressources
to put into this certain project, software or whatever. Let me tell. You are wrong.
They´ll just put more money into the marketing and dudes who think about how they can get more money
My hard is bleeding to hear this really has happend.
I thought this could never happen to minecraft.. never.
But for 2.5bil. well who would have said no ? I wouldn´t !
Now the big milking begins. Just keep in mind. Mojang to Date probabely has earned way less than
those 2.5b. Now it´s up to Microsoft to get this money back. From you !
I am half up and down about this. On one hand I love when an indie company holds on to its hard work, and makes sure the game takes the path the company wants it to take. Now that Microsoft owns it, it could turn into something really awesome, or really "Microsoft-y". I don't want the community to change, and I REALLY don't want the modding aspect of Minecraft to change. I hope Microsoft makes the decisions that are best for the game and the community, and we will see what happens from there.
I'm conflicted about this, for me it really all depends on whether Microsoft is smart enough to realize that mods are an important part of minecrafts appeal. As for the vanilla game, if jeb is still in charge of minecrafts development, combined with the assets Microsoft can provide, a lot of persistent bugs may be going bye bye. If not, well nothing lasts forever, but it was fun while it lasted.