Today, the rumor has been confirmed.
Last week, word spread that Microsoft was in talks to buy Minecraft developer Mojang for two billion dollars. Today, on the Mojang website, it was confirmed that Microsoft will be buying Mojang for a massive 2.5 billion.
In their post, Mojang says that there is no reason why development of Minecraft on non-Microsoft platforms will stop noting that “Microsoft can’t make decisions for other companies or predict the choices that they might make in the future.”
Read the full post here.
Additionally, Minecraft’s creator Notch is leaving the company after the deal is finalized. You can read his statement on his site here.