Minecraft would have come to Windows Phone without Mojang purchase


Jens Bergensten, developer at Minecraft creator Mojang, has posted on twitter that the company has been working on Minecraft Pocket Edition even before the Microsoft purchase.

He wrote:


Tomasso Checchi, Mojang developer who is working on the Windows Phone app and who tweeted the above image, also confirmed the news.


Microsoft announced its acquisition of Mojang for a sum of $2.5 billion on September 15th, but the deal is yet to be completed.

Markus Persson, AKA Notch, who created the game, sold Mojang mainly for personal reasons, saying:

“I can’t be responsible for something this big.”

“It’s not about the money,” he added “It’s about my sanity.”

Microsoft has been less clear with the reasons for the purchase, with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talking of the possibility of getting kids interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields by playing “Minecraft.”

“It’s the one game parents want their kids to play,” he said.

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