Microsoft reportedly close to buying Minecraft maker

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.

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

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Source: WSJ