Satya Nadella: Microsoft's Minecraft purchase will help kids learn about science and technology
Microsoft's $2.5 billion purchase of the game developer Mojang and its hugely successful Minecraft series wasn't just about adding a new game franchise to the Xbox division. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said today that it will also be a big boost in helping kids learn more about science and technology.
Nadella made those remarks as part of a annual luncheon at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce today, According to GeekWire, Nadella said:
Nadella also said that his own 10 year old daughter asked him this morning if he knew about Microsoft acquiring Minecraft. Do you think Nadella's vision for the game is a proper one or should it just be about offering an entertaining game experience?
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BUT discounts amazing discounts totally help (nexus kind of way) , and YES there is benifit the more people who are on Windows Phone the more ads revenu and the more store activity too so you cant say its a wrong move. look at all the unsold surfaces, if the loss were invested in bringing the prices of those tablets down, perhaps RT would've not failed
I play really well on coc, that! I want to continue on WP...
If you get what I mean...
Minecraft can be educational, as long as you don't just pvp and op prison.
I thought MSFT had lost the plot under Ballmer. Now I know they've lost the plot under Nadella.
On topic: Good approach, like I said before: Minecraft fits in the same line of Xbox One and PC game Project spark. Games like these create and mold new possible developers for example. So imo Microsoft buying mojang is a very smart move for the long run on what to come. Now, MS, just to top it off, Buy the Pokemon IP :) just get it over with.
It's not an investment, it's a gamble for the property, not the talent behind it.