That’s the way it sounds. The famous and sometimes controversial Markus Persson, known as Notch, has sold Minecraft to Microsoft for about 2500 million dollars. The three founders of the project, Notch himself, Carl and Jacob leave the company and will work on other projects that we assume we will soon start hearing about. Now it does seem complicated that official support for virtual reality arrives, although luckily the Minecrift mod will allow us to move on.
The news was published on the Mojang website a few minutes ago. Minecraft has grown from being a curious experiment to become a mastodon of enormous proportions, with versions for all types of platforms. Its authors wanted to start other projects, something that was not possible without ceasing to pay attention to Minecraft, and now they have found a way to get out of the way in exchange for a significant economic pinch.
Apparently it has been about 2 years since the first contact between the two parties took place, and it was now that the final agreement has been reached. Microsoft is taking over Minecraft and, according to its creators, it should not affect the existing versions for the different platforms, although no one can help thinking that, in the future, Xbox could be greatly favored.
As for virtual reality, the Minecrift mod has enormous quality and there should be no impediments to it continuing to work and develop in the future, but again nothing can be taken for granted 100%. And speaking of virtual reality, it certainly seems ironic to us that Notch has ended up doing something similar to what he so vehemently criticized at the time: the sale of Oculus to Facebook. We wish you all the luck in the world in your future projects, and we ask you not to close the doors to virtual reality in them.
Notch explains his progress on his blog, but at the moment we have not been able to access it, it is evident that it is saturated.