New reports indicate that Microsoft Corp., owners of Xbox, is in serious talks to purchase Mojang AB.
The Wall Street Journal has “insider information” that indicates that the deal to purchase the Swedish developer would be valued at more than $2 billion and could be completed as early as this week. Mojang, founded by Markus Persson, is famous for its insanely lucrative Minecraft series. The game has sold over 54 million copies on PC, console, and mobile and currently sits at #3 on the all time highest selling games list. Mojang also has two unreleased games currently in development – Scrolls and Cobalt.
What do you think? Do you think that this move is good for Microsoft, for Mojang, or both?