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So Microsoft has bought Mojang...
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:17:44 AM »

You may or may not have heard the rumours going around lately about Microsoft buying Mojang, but it turns out that those rumours are true.

Mojang's side of the story: https://mojang.com/2014/09/yes-were-being-bought-by-microsoft/
Microsoft's side of the story: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2014/sept14/09-15news.aspx
Notch's side of the story: http://notch.net/2014/09/im-leaving-mojang/
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Re: So Microsoft has bought Mojang...
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2014, 11:29:12 AM »

You may or may not have heard the rumours going around lately about Microsoft buying Mojang, but it turns out that those rumours are true.

Mojang's side of the story: https://mojang.com/2014/09/yes-were-being-bought-by-microsoft/
Microsoft's side of the story: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2014/sept14/09-15news.aspx
Notch's side of the story: http://notch.net/2014/09/im-leaving-mojang/

Such a shame. Minecraft will be ridden with dlc, micro-transactions and updates that we will have to pay for.
On the bright side, I hardly play Minecraft anymore so I don't particularly care.
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Re: So Microsoft has bought Mojang...
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2014, 02:21:47 PM »

Well Indie games bow to Billions of oodles of cash.

This was to be expected.
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Re: So Microsoft has bought Mojang...
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2014, 05:53:35 PM »

what is the bet that M$$$ will do to mojang what they did to flightsim?
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Re: So Microsoft has bought Mojang...
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2014, 07:20:12 PM »

Well I guess there goes our chances for the modding API... xD
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Re: So Microsoft has bought Mojang...
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2014, 02:00:44 AM »

Time to find another game. Minecraft will be killed by only xbox versions, paid dlc or paid multiplayer.

From all companies in the world mincrosoft is the last one I would like to see leading minecraft. Time to find another game to enjoy. good job rimworld is going well.

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Re: So Microsoft has bought Mojang...
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2014, 02:35:47 AM »

Well, I say while Minecraft hits the sh!t, Rimworld will be a hit!   :P ;)
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Re: So Microsoft has bought Mojang...
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2014, 11:42:39 PM »

I sure as hell hope Rimworld doesn't get bought out.  :P
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Re: So Microsoft has bought Mojang...
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2014, 03:00:41 AM »

Well, there's always Minetest.
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Re: So Microsoft has bought Mojang...
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2014, 02:38:27 AM »

I thought it would be EA to have the DLC and the Money Money grab, anyway we will just have to wait and see.

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Re: So Microsoft has bought Mojang...
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2014, 03:07:09 AM »

I sure as hell hope Rimworld doesn't get bought out.  :P

I do, if Rimworld ever becomes something big enough to warrant Tynan receiving a massive paycheck for his efforts then good on him.
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Re: So Microsoft has bought Mojang...
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2014, 04:28:33 AM »

I sure as hell hope Rimworld doesn't get bought out.  :P

I do, if Rimworld ever becomes something big enough to warrant Tynan receiving a massive paycheck for his efforts then good on him.

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Re: So Microsoft has bought Mojang...
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2014, 06:05:44 AM »

And then Tynan will use his new capital to make a game called EdgePlanet, Chapter Two: Totally Not A RimWorld Spiritual Successor.

To the point of Minecraft, though - Mojang hasn't been doing exactly stellar job at updating the game and they never had a concrete goal they worked for. Most features they added were really random, and while some of them were pretty great, they never really tied the game together in any meaningful way; aside from the mining and crafting aspects of the game that were there from the very beginning, it's a shattered collection of gameplay mechanics that are more or less independent on each other.

Microsoft can't do much to screw it gameplay-wise. Monetisation is an entirely different thing, though.
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Re: So Microsoft has bought Mojang...
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2014, 08:31:10 PM »

Honestly, which one of us wouldn't sell our indie games (assuming for a moment we had ones as successful as Minecraft) for their majority share of $2.5 billion? It's not even EA or Activision doing the buying, so Minecraft might not even get screwed over by DLC and microtransactions.
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Re: So Microsoft has bought Mojang...
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2014, 07:51:26 PM »

Honestly, y'all are jumping to conclusions. They're not complete idiots over at Microsoft, and it doesn't take much thought to just let Mojang keep doing what they're doing while Microsoft rakes in some extra profits.
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