Following Microsoft’s acquisition of Minecraft and Mojang, the company will continue to develop the game for platforms owned by their console rivals.
Xbox chief Phil Spencer has come forward to confirm that Minecraft on Sony platforms will still be supported despite now being owned by their direct competitors. This follows the news today that Microsoft has officially purchased the hugely popular sandbox game and its developers.
Spencer’s reassuring words came in a video posted to mark Microsoft’s Mojang acquisition.
“This is a game that has found its audiences on touch devices, on phones, on iPads, on console and obviously on its true home on PC,” Spencer said.
“Whether you’re playing on Xbox or PlayStation, Android or iOS, our goal is to continue to evolve and innovate with Minecraft across all those platforms.”
After rumours that the Mojang were to be bought by Microsoft, the developers confirmed today that the purchase was to go ahead. The deal, which is expected to close later this year is for the handsome sum of $2.5 Billion.
Minecraft’s creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has since spoken out to explain his reason’s behind the sale saying, “It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity.”
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