Florida families may be familiar with the indie game Minecraft, produced by Mojang, a Swedish company. However, they may be surprised at the price tag associated with a recent acquisition of both Mojang and its games. Microsoft has spent $2.5 billion to acquire the popular kids' video game. Minecraft has sold in excess of 54 million units for a variety of platforms.
The new CEO of Microsoft indicates that the Minecraft franchise has a vibrant community and offers a wealth of opportunities in an area that can span numerous devices and involve billions of hours of activity time on an annual basis. Other Microsoft officials indicate that there is a commitment to maintain the community features available to those who play Minecraft. The founders of Majong will be exiting the organization upon completion of the acquisition.