Why is Microsoft buying Minecraft?

by Ben Gilbert | on Engadget.com | September 19th 2014 at 10:30 am Microsoft announced this week that it’s buying hugely popular game franchise Minecraft for $2.5 billion. For that money, Microsoft gets rights to the game and ownership of its Stockholm, Sweden-based development studio, Mojang. It doesn’t retain the company’s founders or Minecraft‘s infamously outspoken creator, Markus “Notch” Persson. Does that sound like[…]