Mojang sold to EA, Minecraft to be re-released as SimCity 6

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Mojang has had numerous offers in the past, but they have taken none until today. The company behind countless video games like Battlefield and The Sims, Electronic Arts, has announced their acquisition of Mojang for $1.6 bajillion dollars. EA said on their blog today, "We are excited to announce not only our purchase of Mojang and their fantastic catalog of games, but also that the next game in our SimCity series will be based on Minecraft."

SimCity 5 was released in March of last year to numerous problems related to DRM and online logins, and was not playable until several weeks after launch. Minecraft 1.8 will be renamed to SimCity 6, and will feature in-app purchases of diamonds, iron, and other resources for $4.99 per block. In addition, all Minecraft/Mojang accounts will be transitioning to Origin.

UPDATE: Mojang has confirmed that they are completely shutting down, and all their resources and developers will be working under EA starting next month. They have also confirmed that Scrolls and Cobalt will be discontinued and packaged in the 'Mojang Game Pack' on Origin for $49.99.

(april fools)

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sindor
April 1, 2014 at 8:55 AM delete

corbin you got me last yr but not this time even without reading it!! lol XD

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that one guy
April 1, 2014 at 9:50 AM delete

Nice april fools, speaking of which, its my sisters birthday LMAO

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Corbin Davenport
April 1, 2014 at 11:02 AM delete

LOL. Super easy to tell cuz u did 2 of them today

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Antonio Polino
April 1, 2014 at 11:19 AM delete

Nice April Fools :P

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Isaiah cornett
April 1, 2014 at 12:38 PM delete

u fooled us all :-| not a good joke

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Diamond
April 1, 2014 at 2:22 PM delete

Corbin, I fluffmcgrubbing hate you.
Seriously though, awesome.

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Droidninja
April 1, 2014 at 2:32 PM delete

This and the article before it, you almost killed me! I almost believed it
EA + Mojang = terribleness

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Droidninja
April 1, 2014 at 2:34 PM delete

And bajillion isn't a number... Hilarious article though

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Rexo5
April 1, 2014 at 3:41 PM delete

Wait so I almost killed my self over nothing

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Batman
April 1, 2014 at 4:29 PM delete

bet u sometimes wish she was an april fools joke.

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Batman
April 1, 2014 at 4:31 PM delete

Dang you got me good. If it was true I would have killed myself with my computer.

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Samuel Hatton
April 1, 2014 at 4:41 PM delete

You got me the first time, but no longer! :-D

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BurningVShadow
April 1, 2014 at 4:49 PM delete

That's a lot of money...

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Armyranger215
April 1, 2014 at 5:11 PM delete

I am going to murder whoever wrote these articles....

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Armyranger215
April 1, 2014 at 5:14 PM delete

Nice one Corbin. I didn't even see the (April fools). Lol

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59units
April 1, 2014 at 11:37 PM delete

In australia it is 2nd of April so i figured it out

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wow
April 2, 2014 at 12:20 AM delete

Shittiest april fools jokes ever

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Harry Kelly
April 2, 2014 at 2:50 AM delete

You used the same joke last year. That's just lame

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ps3 minecrafter
April 2, 2014 at 6:57 AM delete

Its not being renamed but EA did buy Mojang

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ernierod76
April 2, 2014 at 10:11 AM delete

that's just cold

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sindor
April 2, 2014 at 10:51 AM delete

no it didnt anything a dev or mc news sight said yesterday was a joke

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Batman
April 2, 2014 at 1:49 PM delete

MMmhmhm how many new people do you think come on this site each year. way to be a ....(wait theres little kids on this site.)

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Harry Kelly
April 2, 2014 at 6:11 PM delete

Don't swear, little kids come to this site.

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Harry Kelly
April 2, 2014 at 6:13 PM delete

I knew THAT, I just thought that they should at least try something new to try and catch the older users as well, like the MCPE joke.

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Ray
April 2, 2014 at 9:06 PM delete

Fvck EA they f'ckin spoiled Minecraft. GODDAMN IT EA

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MinecraftRay
April 2, 2014 at 9:32 PM delete

As a Minecraft Fan, I Was Shocked , But Its April Fools.Nice One,Corbin.April Fools To You Too!!! ;]

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David Stryke
April 3, 2014 at 1:09 AM delete

This is actually pretty funny. Yeah, it may be old and fake, but still amazing none the less!! Kudos to whoever made that picture, though. Really put a lot of effort into it :P

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Batman
April 3, 2014 at 1:41 PM delete

I thought it was cool, he wont put it up next year

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Varauqthecreator
April 3, 2014 at 1:46 PM delete

my soul was riped out of my chest like Serious Black (pad foot's) in "Harry Potter Prisoner of Askaban", but returned just like his in the movie when i saw the small caption, (april fools)!!!!!!!!! i died

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Kitler
April 3, 2014 at 3:34 PM delete

FAIL. only a extreme dumbass would fall for this

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xXPlipyXx
April 5, 2014 at 2:46 AM delete

So EA didn't actually buy Mojang? Thank god...

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janniktock
April 7, 2014 at 3:17 AM delete

saw it last year

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EleanorB20752
April 9, 2014 at 1:11 AM delete

i know right?

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April 12, 2014 at 5:50 PM delete

You guys did this last year. Come on... xD

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