Microsoft reportedly close to buying Minecraft maker in $2 billion deal

Microsoft may be close to a $2 billion deal to acquire Mojang, the Swedish gaming company behind the popular Minecraft game. The deal could be finalized as early as the end of this week if these early reports are accurate, which would be surprising considering that Mojang has purposely kept itself away from outside investments.

Despite blocky graphics, Minecraft has accumulated a cult-like following among casual and dedicated gamers alike thanks to its open-ended possibilities.

The deal would be the first large acquisition by Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, and could help Microsoft expand its Xbox division.

What do you think of Minecraft under the helm of Microsoft? Will this give the Xbox division a boost?

Source: WSJ

Chuong Nguyen

Chuong's passion for gadgets began with the humble PDA. Since then, he has covered a range of consumer and enterprise devices, raning from smartphones to tablets, laptops to desktops and everything in between for publications like Pocketnow, Digital Trends, Wareable, Paste Magazine, and TechRadar in the past before joining the awesome team at Windows Central. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, when not working, he likes exploring the diverse and eclectic food scene, taking short jaunts to wine country, soaking in the sun along California's coast, consuming news, and finding new hiking trails.