By settling to put up to sale Mojang, his gaming set up, to Microsoft Corp. for $2 billion, Minecraft’s Swedish creator, Markus Persson, is growing nearer to a company he formerly attacking online.
Persson posted on Twitter in Sept 2012, referring to Windows 8 software that he got an email from Microsoft, needing to help ‘certify’ Minecraft for windows 8. He further said; I told them to stop trying to ruin the pc as an open platform. His remarks have turn out to be less ruthless as, and a sale to the software giant would strong an association that’s been strengthening lately.
Some of the people with knowledge of the talks reported that Microsoft, maker of the Xbox video-game console, is in meeting to buy Persson’s company for more than $2 billion. Minecraft have sold more than 54 million copies, is a somewhat like playing Lego in an infinite, virtual landscape where users construct structures, along with the replicas of actual cities and buildings.
As per the annual reports and those of his holding company, Notch Enterprises, Persson, 35, controls about 71% of Mojang. Someone familiar with the affair said that, after he reached out to Microsoft a few months ago, the deal began to take shape, on the basis of positive work relationship on Minecraft for Xbox.