Now that Microsoft have brought Mojang and Minecraft along with it, the question on everyone’s mind is what will happen to the hugely popular game? Will it become an exclusive to Microsoft platforms or will they continue to support the game for everything that it is currently on?
So far, Microsoft has come out and said that it will not take the game off of any console and I think that is a smart move. Seeing how much bad blood they’ve received when they announced that Tomb Raider may be an exclusive, I don’t think that they could afford to be hated again so soon and by such a huge number of gamers. Microsoft however, are in a unique position of owning a game that is on everything, even their fiercest competitor. This means that soon enough, when I boot up my PS4 and play Minecraft, I will have to see a nice little Microsoft logo pop up on the screen. This is advertising for Microsoft where they would want to be, right in the faces of PS4 owners.
This then gives Sony a real problem, on the one hand they can’t be happy with seeing a Microsoft screen anywhere on their system, but they can’t take away Minecraft… or can they? All Microsoft have to do is sit pretty here and watch the money come in whilst waiting to see what decision Sony make. Either way, I wouldn’t want to be the person at Sony who has to make that decision.
What do you think will happen to Minecraft now that Mojang belongs to Microsoft? Let us know in the comments below!