Microsoft coughs $2.5 billion for Mojang

Microsoft campusSoftware giant Microsoft said it has bought Mojang, which makes the video game Minecraft for $2.5 billion.

The Swedish company has sold over 50 million copies but the three founders will leave the company.

Mojang said on its website change is scary, but “it is going to be good though. Everything is going to be OK.”

Mojang said Minecraft had grown and grown like Topsy.  “Though we’re massively proud of what Minecraft has become. It was never Notch’s intention for it to get this big.”

“Notch” is the brains behind Minecraft and the majority shareholder.  He doesn’t want to run such a big company and the pressure was getting too much. “The only option was to sell Mojang. He [Notch] will continue to do cool stuff though. Don’t worry about that.”