Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Mojang purchase

Exactly one year ago today, Mojang went public with their purchase by Microsoft. Reactions were mixed at the time, ranging from optimism that Mojang would help speed along development to cries of horror as their favorite game would be destroyed. But it's one year later, and what's happened?

To their credit, Microsoft has done everything they can to keep the Minecraft fanbase happy. They have not intervened in Minecraft PC development (that has been reported, at least), which was probably the biggest concern at the time. They have actually sped up Pocket Edition development by having a Microsoft team working with Mojang. And all the console versions have stayed on all platforms (not Xbox exclusive).

Microsoft and Mojang worked together to port Minecraft PE to Windows 10, in the form of MC Windows 10 Edition. Right now it's still in beta and doesn't have many features, but with W10 Edition and Pocket Edition being worked on together at the same time, it's greatly helping both editions.

Has Microsoft done anything bad for Mojang? Honestly, I can't think of one. It's hard to say if the future Minecraft movie will be a hit, but talks of a Minecraft film were in progress long before Microsoft bought them.

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Waiting
September 15, 2015 at 6:31 PM delete

When will PBRS Build Contest results be revealed?

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Grunge
September 15, 2015 at 11:04 PM delete

Yep. And guess what's happened to PC Minecraft since then? Absolutely nothing

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September 15, 2015 at 11:08 PM delete

Adam manages that, so it will have to wait until he gets around to it.

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September 16, 2015 at 2:05 AM delete

When, if ever, they make console Xbox exclusive, Microsoft will drown in a pool of a) the entire angry fanbase and b) lawsuits.

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JoshB104
September 16, 2015 at 3:46 AM delete

They won't they know its a terrible decision.

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Monjakey
September 16, 2015 at 4:50 AM delete

lol, good one xD

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ONYX
September 16, 2015 at 3:47 PM delete

Has it been a YEAR already..? Time sure does fly.
It seems as if Microsoft hasn't done anything major yet though.

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Adam Easley
September 17, 2015 at 1:26 AM delete

The reason I think they have slowed down PC development is because they want to make all platforms equal. To do this they HAVE to slow down the ones ahead (pc) and speed up the ones behind (PE / Console). As far as I know they haven't SAID that's what they are doing it for but its the obvious answer to me.

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the reason no results have been revealed is because i only had one entry. i may have another one when life gets less crazy but I just didnt have to to make a post about a one entry contest. Sorry guys! :}

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