Microsoft CEO calls Microsoft "a perfect owner" for Minecraft


Microsoft buying Mojang was full of uncertainty - Microsoft had a history with killing off game studios. But overall, Microsoft and Mojang have created a symbiotic relationship that is boosting both companies into massive profits.

Microsoft's current CEO Satya Nadella recently had an interview where he discussed purchasing Mojang and LinkedIn. In the interview, he stated that Microsoft is helping both Mojang and LinkedIn reach their goals:
"When I look at both Minecraft and LinkedIn, they're great businesses that are growing," Nadella told Bass. "And so, in fact, if anything, our core job is to take that franchise and give it more momentum. In the case of Minecraft, it's the biggest PC game, and we are the PC company. Their growth was moving to console. We have a console. Therefore, we were a perfect owner. Same thing with LinkedIn. They're a professional network for the world. We have the professional cloud. Time will tell, but I'm very, very bullish."
While Minecraft on consoles continues to be a major groth, Microsoft has also established a team at Microsoft that works with Mojang on Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Edition. Thanks to the efforts of that teamwork, Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Edition now regularly receive major updates that were never possible before. Remember when the Pocket Edition 0.9.0 update took almost a year?

Source: Redmond Magazine

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