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Update: Minecraft sold to Microsoft for $2 billion, founder calls it quits

Update: Minecraft sold to Microsoft for $2 billion, founder calls it quits
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The world's most popular video game will soon be under new ownership, and scores of fans and players may not be so happy about the big pay day.

Computer tech giant Microsoft just committed $2 billion on Mojang, the company that made the world's most explosively popular video game. If you missed my coverage of this story on Friday, well, Minecraft is a procedurally generated video game which has sold over 16 million copies worldwide.

The deal went through, apparently, because the man behind Minecraft couldn't take the pressure. Markus "Notch" Persson, the man who made a large percentage of Minecraft by himself, sold his majority stake in Mojang to Microsoft "for his sanity."

With the company sold to Microsoft, though, what can we expect from Minecraft in the future? Well, I'm willing to bet that more Minecraft-related stuff will be coming to the Xbox One.

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