The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft is looking to acquire Minecraft maker Mojang. The publication says Microsoft is currently in serious talks to purchase the company and that the deal would be valued at $2 billion and could be finalised this week. If true then it’s unlikely the hit franchise would come to Wii U or 3DS.
This has absolutely fucking nothing to do with Nintendo. If I wanted this kind of news, I’d have bookmarked IGN.
Dammit Nathan why did u do that I thought I was first
No this god game not going to the nintendrops 3ds and wiik u. They don’t deserve it, they only know how to play baby games
Admin, can we get an investigation on bashing over here? Seems like someone doesn’t like the news you’re providing and is bashing the consoles relative to your news content.
As a person who seeks news on all consoles, this is relevant not only to the 3DS or the Wii U, but also to the PS4 and PSVita. Think before you act, Ps4.
nice grammar, go back to school bitch
Pffft, what is a “god” game anyways?
That’s ok, it won’t be on Playstation if they bought him out either so both are duds…so I don’t understand why your doing this awfully lame trolling.
??? Minecraft is already on PlayStation 3.
Last I heard it was coming at least or was on it. let me revamp my research…just to see if I was right.
Yup I was right…here you go.
yeah, its been on there for quite some time.
Servers can still be shut down and games can still be pulled, only leaving the people with physical copy as proof that it was on the PS3/PS4. As far as I know, the PS4 move was quite recent.
Too bad it isnt coming to your precious ps4 too if microsoft buy them, sucks cus sony really needs games for their ps4 :-(
Trust me I know all about babies. I play minecraft 24/7, and I made a giant pacifier.
I wish a baby would come and suck my giant pacifier :'(
Pussy ass bitch
Played 24/7? only babies plays video games for that long…lol go get a job or a girlfriend…lol
I wish I have games to play on my ps4 :-(
I have a ps4 and Wii U, Nintendo games are far from baby games seriously I wonder how far a kid can get in Donkey kong tropical freeze it took me longer to beat Donkey kong than it did to beat to infamous second son. Dude my friends and I are all over 21 and we gather and play Mario Kart 8. Still I have not seen this news on any other gaming website
Lol fagget this is a baby game for losers like you
Then you are not a gamer……
Hey troll. Are you suggesting that mine craft is a mature game? And the biggest dope on the internet award goes to…
*coughs* It won’t be coming to your precious Playstations anymore, either, dipshit. xD If you like Minecraft, you better pray the Xbox One flops hard & forces Microsoft to go 3rd party.
Actually it kinda does because if this deal goes through the chance of a Wii U/3DS version is going to be immediately scraped.
Yes. Along with any possible future PS4/Vita versions.
Its because they were thinking of making it for Nintendo systems. Which wont happen if they get bought (most likely) they still make Xbox games for windows devices (phone, PC, tablet) so it could always keep supporting other systems, and if that’s true they could make it for other systems the game is not yet on
Well, the demand for this game for the WiiU/3DS are really high! And if this deal comes through… there’s no hope for this game on Nin platforms ! Which would kinda suck as this game has so much potential on the WiiU and I have yet to try Minecraft (only if it came to WiiU/3DS)
heres a vid to show off just partial potential! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNVYJfKfLko
it makes sense now why they weren’t planning on a wii u release
That’s what the hell I been saying all year long
I made a joke about mojang selling out to Microsoft penis two weeks ago. Guess I wasn’t far off!
If you were a game developer and the biggest tech company in the world offers you 2 billion dollars to buy your game company, what would you do?
I will not accept it cuz it will make a big change abt mc cracked version
If it meant only making games for one specific brand, I’d kindly tell Microsoft “No thanks. I’m not a sell out.”
yeah this is newsglut
It actually does in a way. If you read it you’d see that if Microsoft buy Mojang there probably won’t be a 3DS/Wii U release of Minecraft. The Wii U and 3DS are Nintendo consoles so the News is very much about Nintendo.
This has everything to do with Nintendo. Open your fucking eyes. If Microsoft buys mojang thay completely removes the chance of their games coming to Nintendo. The users on this site are so whiney.
First one, you babies hahahaha
(っ´ω｀)ﾉ(╥.╥) dont worry you’ll get it next time
Get your stuff together MNN. This is every company except Nintendo news.
This is importatnt gaming news, why would you not be interested in this piece?
Its in MNN because if this is true then it will indirectly effect Nintendo.
So the developer who has never made a game, nor has ever had the intention to, get bought off by M$, it is news worthy because nothing is changing?
good job, sickr.
minecraft wont be overrated
There goes another good game Company down the drain. They are gonna go the same route Rare went. I swear Microsoft buys these companies just so thier competition cant get certain games. Microsoft is a plague to the gaming world.
Sony should buy Nintendo
Nintendo doesn’t cost a lot
Why does that not sound like a bad idea? Those two companies would so well together i bet. But of course this wont ever happen.
Nintendo will one day but the playstation division and all their IPs. Sony stock is junk status and they are going bankrupt. have you been residing under a rock?
Yes he has been, otherwise he would stop these 2 year old comments, but hey that’s sasori’s cousin for ya.
HA! does not cost a lot? Nintendo aint selling, and if it was it would be in the tens of billions, a price Sony cannot afford currently. Nintendo was even worth more than all of Sony in January.
http://www.ign.com/blogs/kingalex94/2014/01/03/sony-has-a-79-of-going-bankrupt-soon Enjoy, >=3 Sony is finally falling flat, Nintendo and Xbox shall rule! (I prefer Nintendo but Microsoft is good too)
You realize the same website that said Sony has a 79% chance of going bankrupt in the next 2 years now says that Nintendo has a 75% chance while Sony’s is now 46% and Microsoft’s is 1% since you seem to believe the website so heavily guess that means Nintendo is going bankrupt
Actually you got it mixed up, I just read the statistics, Sony has a 79% of bankruptcy while Nintendo is 38% of bankruptcy and Microsoft is chillin at 1%
And it changed again… CAN YOU STOP INTERNET!?
LMAO dude your funny. Nintendo can buy Sony ! You probably dont even have a ps4, add Frezh_blunts ill take you on in destiny
you realize sony is losing money and almost out of business right? haha the only thing making them money right now is ps4 but everything else is failing hard in the next two or three years microsoft will buy sony too
Oh wait my mistake, Nintendo should buy Sony. It’s worthless compared to them.
xD Sony has barely gotten out of the woods of losing millions of dollars. They couldn’t buy Nintendo even if they wanted to and even if Nintendo was offering.
This is hilarious. Better get it on the Wii U quickly Mojang, before you only make it for Xbox ;)
If this happens, then yet another game developer with go down the same path as rare did.
What about all those other developers which Microsoft bought and succeeded which you failed to mention?
There are none…
I failed to mention those because there are none. They turned Skype to shit, Rare was amazing until they turned to shit, basically everything they touch turn to shit, even 343 Industries is showing signs that it will go that same way too soon. Only thing that Mircosoft succeeds at is non-gaming electronics.
Not really, they fail there too. My Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse were horrible. I bought a Microsoft laptop mouse (mini mouse with a short cord), total pos because the scroll wheel grinds against the buttons.
Microsoft doesn’t have a good history with buying game companies (Lionhead Studios), nor do they have a good history with Java. They don’t even have a good history with Windows updates as it seems like every update/patch is to fix something they broke with the previous one.
Which developers? xD
RIP Minecraft, at least MS will serve for something this time.
2 Billion for the studio that made Minecraft? Not worth it. What other things they have done that can make them worth that much? Because the game minecraft is already a dry franchise for MS, whatever value that MC could have as a system seller has long gone. I think it is a fake rumor. I do not think Microsoft could be that stupid and also I do not think Mojang could have another lightning in a bottle of a game that only Microsoft know about it.
They bought RARE thinking RareWare owned the rights to Donkey Kong. microsoft I tell you hahahahahaha. Their logic is flawed like windows eight.
Hmmm. Very interesting. But why would my master purchase this company? Looks like only time will tell.
I read that comment as if Darth Vader was saying it!
Becouse they don,t want Minecraft on Nintendo consoles, and two billion is pocket change to microsoft.
Not to mention pocket change for any other gaming company that is big or was big.
And could you imagine Minecraft two? How many sales that would get?
what would that add though?
The thing is, Mojang is hardly a company. They’re an indie studio, with nowhere near the man-power of other 3rd party devs. Games take a while to make at an indie studio. Sure they are an incredibly powerful rich studio, but owning the rights and ip to Minecraft/scrolls/etc won’t really get them anywhere. Even a Minecraft 2 for PC/360/xbox one wouldn’t be able to get them that 2 billion it would cost them to buy Mojang. If Minecraft 2 was 20$ they would need over a hundred million copies to be sold. And that’s the best case scenario. There’s no way they would be able to turn a profit in for at least 5 years. I’m no expert at financing or the game industry- but this doesn’t sound like a good idea for them. Unless they want to completely exploit Minecraft by upping the game’s price by 40 bucks and making yearly installments.
It’s not about turning a profit from Mojangs games. It’s about taking the game from every other competitor.
You forgot about the fact Microsoft can also eliminate one less 3rd party for it’s competition to use.
This will follow rareware’s footsteps LoL
i will lough my ass off if this turns out to be another rareware mistake and it turns out notch still owns the rights to minecraft XD
Said no one ever! At least I don’t get to hear that “Steve 4 Smash” bullshit anymore. -_-
But you just said it
I don’t find Minecraft all that appealing. Looks like an ok game, but it is incredibly overrated.
When you mod minecraft, that’s where the fun actually begins.
When a game needs mod, it means that the game itself from the beginning was crap…
WTF are you talking about? Some of the best games on PC have mods! They make the game even better!
I rest my case…
*facepalm* You’re a PC gamer! You should know about this! LMAO!
I don’t need mods on the games play, therefore my argument is valid…
No tears shed from me if it’s true. Never had any interest in Minecraft.
You’re missing out
No one is missing out by not playing Minecraft, only mojang is missing my 20$.
Come on Microsoft! Don’t pull a Sony >,<
Sony has a fuckload of first party studios now, that’s why they can pump out more content than all of Nintendo’s studios
Mostly because their greedy bastards, and that greediness is getting to them, just watch, Sony’s gonna buuuuurn, and I feel bad for you, having to pay extra money just to play online, Nintendo doesn’t charge for internet usage =_=
Sony reported a profit less than a month ago. And at least the internet WORKS on Sony’s consoles. You obviously don’t own a Sony console
ya because, works = pay. News flash, internet works on Wii U too just fine.
Making up $250 million of $8 Billion debt =\= Safe
Agreed, I hate that Sony is now going the Jew route of online like Microdick of all things. -_-
Yah? When’s that happening? DERP
And we care about this why? Minecraft is fucking boring and overhyped to no end by idiots. All you do make pixelated block buildings and shit. How the fuck is that even fun? Mario Maker will put this shit to shame. Hell, LittleBigPlanet already buries this joke.
Looks who’s bashing over an owned Wii U.
Over a Wii U that he owns*
Minecraft is really fun. I can already guarantee that it is more fun than Mario Maker, but this doesn’t go without saying that Mario Maker will surely be fun in it’s own right.
Of course it is more fun than Mario Maker. Mario Maker is just a level editor. But yeah, it will still be fun. Making death traps and impossible levels…
Minecraft as an epically large following. It could double Nintendo’s install base, and that’s a fact. Kinda like the Wii brought casuals…well, we’d get… Minecraftians…
Anyway. It would move consoles far better than any 1st party game has because I shit you not, it has a massive following.
That “massive following is already playing that game on their preferred platform, Wii U coming late to the party would not do shit for the console.
Game surely would sell, I’d predict about 1/3rd of the install base within its first year.
You don’t even play Minecraft, do you? Filthy casual
XD That’s a funny hypocrite joke. Too bad I’m not as casually brain damaged as you wasting time on such primitive and boring game.
Sorry, what? Minecraft is a ridiculously deep game. You’ve either never tried the game or tried to play but never got to see stuff like the Nether, Ender Dragon, Villages, taming wolves, dogs, pigs, sheep, cows, crafting spells to summon bosses, making Iron Golems, reaching the Far Lands, and a LOT more
*yawn* I rather play Skyrim or better yet, new Zelda for the same thing.
You’re so boring when it comes to video games. :P xD
But I’m not so stupid to fall for overhype nonsense. XP
To waste time on*
As in don’t buy out a game so no other systems can use it, honestly it’s not doing well for them… Sony is at 79% of bankruptcy because of their greediness…
They just reported a profit last month
Sony just reported a profit last month*
Fuck! I can’t Minecraft on my PlayStation!!!
Oh…Oh No!…OH DEAR GOD NO….NOOOOOOO
Fuck! I’m an Xbox to play Minecraft!!! GRRRRRR
uh… meant to say
not BUYING A Xbox
2 billion dollars is not worth the broken hearts of fans dont do it mojang
Mojang have always been far up Microsoft’s ass. This reduces the chances of Minecraft on a Nintendo console by, gee, I don’t know, zero.
“Mojang have always been far up Microsoft’s ass.”
Proof? You do know they started on PC?
Microsoft OS PC.
This god like game is just too awesome for baby gamers the wiik u or nintendrops 3ds is just too weak
It can’t handle the graphics and you going to see lots of framerate drops
Lmao the graphics of minecraft are too impressive to play 3ds? WTF. Try again because that was just stupid.
Actually it’s true in another way. I doubt Minecraft would work in 3DS. The draw distance would be terrible, they would have to cut out loads of content to get a good framerate, and there would be a ridiculously small world. It’ll be like Pocket Edition, but at least Pocket Edition had infinite worlds
And all the dungeons, villages, caves, and complicated structures would probably be cut out too
Actually your thinking is false. Have you played any 3DS games? Let’s take Legend of Zelda OoT for instance. The world was huge and the graphics weren’t bad for the DS franchise, not to mention it was crisp and the game had pack loads of content, even more than Minecraft with 20 full implemented worlds loaded
Your thinking is ridiculously dumb. I’m not comparing it to other 3DS games. I’m comparing it to all the other ports of Minecraft. If the Xbox 360 can’t handle all the stuff I mentioned above, I don’t really think the 3DS can do that.
…. 1: Minecraft in 3D (without glasses)? YUSH PLEASE! 2: The Wii U has no internet problems from what I experienced 3: The frame rate of the Wii U, Xbox, and PS4 are all the same, 60 FPS not to mention the Wii U has more 1080 p games then Xbox and PS4, The 3DS also has 40 FPS and yet again decent internet, the graphics aren’t as good but who cares about graphics when it’s in 3D!?
The Wii U has only ONE 1080p 60fps game. Dumbass, go do your research.
You are saying this again? *facepalm* Then I’ll say what I said to your last comment again. If Microsoft buys them, your precious PS4 won’t get any more Minecraft stuff either, dipshit.
Oh my son’s going to disappointed!
Dang Microsoft! You suck!
NO! I want Minecraft on Wii U! Quick! MOjang! Make the game now before it’s too late!!!!!!!
Microsoft only knows how to buy up other developers and make them crappy…
It’s very ironic that there is no mention of PS4/PS3 or Vita. If this is true then all that work for PS4/PS3 and vita would have been for nothing! this article has no merit and is most likely completely false and illogical!
Mojang doesn’t handle the console ports. 4J Studios does
They would still release the PS4 and Vita versions obviously. I doubt the buyout would affect any previous contracts and I doubt a buyout would happen “overnight.” It will probably take a while before Microsoft could buy the company due to legal reasons.
Or maybe I’m wrong and Microsoft buys Mojang tomorrow and cancel the PS4 and Vita versions of Minecraft…
I don’t see why that should happen. Mojang is a one-trick pony, the only success they had was Minecraft, all their future projects had crashed and burned. Furthermore, Minecraft is already on every Xbox platform, so I don’t see the need for MS to buy them
So they can control Minecraft. When the next Xbox launches, if Microsoft owns Minecraft then you can bet a billion dollars it would be an exclusive game to their console and with the HUGE following that Minecraft has, it would be a huge advantage for the Microsoft console.
People would buy ANYTHING if Minecraft was exclusive to the system.
Look at Microsoft and Rare. They bought Rare in order to control the Banjo Kazooie, Killer Instinct and Conker IPs. They hardly cared about the company itself… evidence is shown in the fact that Microsoft sat on Rare and did nothing with it…
They should replace Steve with Master Chef from Halo Z.
RIP Minecraft, It was good while it lasted. I don’t really care about this game but I know that lots of kids play it these days on their Ipads. These kids might grow up with huge hate towards Microsoft, so MS should becareful.
The Pocket Edition (which is the iOS/Android versions of the game) is commonly referred to as the worst version of the game.
Microsoft has money to throw around? That is news! :D
Microsoft actually does have money. It’s Sony that doesn’t have a penny to their name. Microsoft had 80.2 billion dollars in total assets and 36.1 billion is cash and short term investments in 2010 and they have only improved since then. The company’s stock has risen steadily over the years and they have accumulated more money.
It is always one of the top ten most grossing tech companies in America. It has more money than Google. Microsoft makes most of their money from their Commercial Licensing at 47% of their profits. While their Consumer Hardware only contributes to 14% of their profits… that includes both their computer hardware AND the Xbox brand.
Sony on the other hand makes most of their money from their actual gaming division while every other division is losing money year after year…
Their movie division is profiting, actually.
Microsoft has been profiting since the beginning of their start-up. They’re among the lines of Apple and Google. $2 billion is nothing to them
Microsoft right now http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/sciencenotfiction/files/2010/11/dr-evil.jpg
Hopefully they don’t “Rare” them.
Aaw crap. This better not affect the PC version of Minecraft.
And why can’t Mojang just stay as an independent company?
Frankly, I don’t want anyone to buy themhether it’s Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo.
JUST LET THEM DO THEIR OWN THING!
He should sell, while his game is still relevant.
One game wonder like him should just take the money and retire.
Won’t take too long for people to hop in to the next fad.
And then they’ll stop selling the Playstation versions of the game.
If it really happens, I’ll be seriously surprised.
They can’t stop it.
Most they can do, is kill any updates when contract ends.
I believe there is contract of support that they had to sign when they brought their game to platform.
For the fans of Minecraft, I weep for them, one does not simply stay the same once turned over to Microsoft.
There’s one thing that doesn’t seem right about this. Didn’t Notch once say that he is very unhappy at the fact he allowed an Xbox 360 port of the game to be made. Just seems a bit weird if he let Mojang get bought out by them.
Either way i hope it doesn’t happen, despite not owning a Wii U or a 3DS i can tell Minecraft has some awesome potential on both of them.
He should, and he most probably will sell.
If Minecraft is to stay a good game then this cannot happen. We’ll see what path Notch chooses won’t we.
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God I don’t get what’s so great about this game all you do is build things theirs no story its just a simlation game like the Sims everything is square looking how is that cool terrible game
This game is so terrible I’d rather play cod than this lame game and I hate cod thats how bad it is
Just to share with you demographics, people who own a Wii U: 6% are children under the age of 17. The demographics show that most people who buy online are of ages between 18 and 35.
A few questions for those who call games “Kiddie games”: What makes a game “kiddie?” and how is a game “mature?” I’m asking this from a neutral standpoint and I want to know since it’s a pure mystery to me.
If Age of Empires & Viva Piñata released on DS, Microsoft could still release Minecraft on 3DS. Remember, Microsoft is the one “console” company that will release their big 1st party titles on other platforms like PC. & MS isn’t even competing in the handheld market.
Microsoft already tried buying Nintendo before either one released a 6th gen console. Seems MS isn’t just afraid of Nintendo & Sony by possibly trying to prevent a definitive, Wii U version & new PS versions, but this (among a buncha other tactics) might be another way to try & force Nintendo into selling out to MS.
Sadly in reality, the best they could get is Sony selling out to them.
Who gives a flying fuck about mine craft? If you want on nintendo so bad then I’m willing to wager you already have it on another medium. So really, fuck off with minecraft already.
While this is a bit unfortunate for the future of a Nintendo and Minecraft but on the otherhand it’s good for Minecraft snd the realms servers to hopefully be able to integrate with Microsoft cloud services for a more open/public possibility for these servers.
If this happens, the PS4 & Vita versions will also be screwed in the long run. Not to mention no future releases will come to the PS4, Vita, or their next gen consoles.
Oh good we need Microsoft buying out Minecraft. what’s next facebook’s gonna buy the Occulas rift?… oh…
Still I don’t like this idea :(