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Microsoft buys Minecraft maker for USD 2.5 billion

Monday 15 September 2014 | 16:08 CET | News
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Microsoft has agreed to buy Mojang, the Swedish maker of the popular 'Minecraft' video game, for USD 2.5 billion. The companies expect to complete the takeover by the end of this year. Microsoft said Minecraft will remain available on a wide range of platforms, including PC, iOS, Android, Xbox and Playstation. Players are expected to benefit from an improved user experience thanks to investments by Microsoft in cloud and mobile technologies for the game. 

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