Mojang has announced that Minecraft will be coming to China on both PC and supported smartphones. The company, owned by Microsoft, is partnering with NetEase to develop a specific version of Minecraft tailored for the Chinese market. It's a significant move for Microsoft who wishes to get as many people punching trees as possible.
William Ding, CEO and founder of NetEase, Inc. commented on the announcement:
This news probably won't affect many of you reading this, but for those who reside in China we'll look forward to relaying you a launch date for Minecraft in the region, as well as details on how Microsoft will work to tailor its block-building experience to the Chinese market.
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