Earlier today, Microsoft announced their plans to acquire Mojang Studios which develops the blockbuster Minecraft franchise. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today attended the annual Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon at the Westin Seattle and the first question he faced was regarding Minecraft acquisition. He thinks Minecraft is one game which parents want their kids to play.
“To me what Minecraft represents is more than a hit game franchise,” he said. “It’s this open-world platform. If you think about it, it’s the one game parents want their kids to play.”
“If you talk about STEM education, the best way to introduce anyone to STEM or get their curiosity going on, it’s Minecraft,” he said. “So I think what this open-world phenomenon will mean to the community at large, for people who builders, is pretty big, and we are very excited about the acquisition, obviously.”
He added, “We are really excited about being stewards to the community that is Minecraft.”
Audience also had a lighter moment when Satya said that he woke up this morning and his 10-year-old daughter asked him if he knew about Microsoft buying Mojang!