Minecrosoft: Microsoft's Mojang acquisition is finalized

Microsoft has finalized its acquisition of Minecraft maker Mojang, which it bought for $2.5 billion.

Microsoft has finalized its acquistion of Minecraft maker Mojang.

There's no official statement from the company acknowledging that Microsoft has taken official possession of Mojang, but there is a tweet from Xbox head Phil Spencer:


 "It’s official, today we welcome Mojang to the Microsoft Studios family. We're excited for the possibilities ahead w/the Minecraft community."

Microsoft paid $2.5 billion to buy Stockholm-based Mojang. The deal was announced on September 15. Mojang became the fourth non-U.S. company Microsoft has purchased this year .

Earlier this year, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella identified games and gaming as one of Microsoft's biggest "digital life" categories in which the company planned to continue to invest. 

Minecraft is a construction game where users can build anything they can envision. The game is available on Minecraft.net.