Microsoft is buying Mojang:
Yes, the deal is real. Mojang is being bought by Microsoft.
As you might already know, Notch is the creator of Minecraft and the majority
shareholder at Mojang. He’s decided that he doesn’t want the responsibility of
owning a company of such global significance. Over the past few years he’s
made attempts to work on smaller projects, but the pressure of owning
Minecraft became too much for him to handle. The only option was to sell
Good for him, let’s hope Microsoft doesn’t mess up Minecraft.
Update, Notch writes:
I’ve become a symbol. I don’t want to be a symbol, responsible for something
huge that I don’t understand, that I don’t want to work on, that keeps coming
back to me.
As soon as this deal is finalized, I will leave Mojang and go back to doing
Ludum Dares and small web experiments. If I ever accidentally make something
that seems to gain traction, I’ll probably abandon it immediately.
It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity.