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by Venom » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:00 pm

Trelliz that vid does look amazing and exactly what I'd hope a sequel could look like.

Gamesindustry.biz are reporting that Microsoft will break even in 2015.
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2 ... iscal-year

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by False » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:02 pm

Buuuuuuullshit

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by Photek » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:03 pm

[iup=3565175]Venom[/iup] wrote:Trelliz that vid does look amazing and exactly what I'd hope a sequel could look like.

Gamesindustry.biz are reporting that Microsoft will break even in 2015.
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2 ... iscal-year

Yeah I'd be up for Minecraft 2 looking like that but with higher res blocks.

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by Pedz » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:07 pm

What would actually be the point of a Minecraft 2?

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by Trelliz » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:11 pm

[iup=3565184]Pedz[/iup] wrote:What would actually be the point of a Minecraft 2?


To charge people for it all over again?

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by False » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:19 pm

I cant help but feel like people are missing the point of minecraft somewhat when pining for high res textures and proper light and shading engines.

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by tomvek » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:23 pm

[iup=3565175]Venom[/iup] wrote:Trelliz that vid does look amazing and exactly what I'd hope a sequel could look like.

Gamesindustry.biz are reporting that Microsoft will break even in 2015.
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2 ... iscal-year

That's pretty impressive if true and makes the acquisition quite a smart one.

You'd expect Minecraft 2 to shift a crazy amount of copies for them.

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by Photek » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:28 pm

They could expand Minecraft 2 in lots of ways with vastly improved AI, and make all the systems that govern minecraft today to be far more complex. So many different Directions, improve combat maybe have clans, armies.... all optional extras but its endless the things they can do with it and all the while leave original alone for the purists.

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by Monkey Man » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:33 pm

Break even by June 2015? Seems crazy but if true it must have been a very easy decision to make. Minecraft 2, Minecraft Movie, Star Wars Minecraft etc after that plus profits from Minecraft 1 and any benefits from MS products exclusivity keep pouring in.

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by Skippy » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:38 pm

I'd be all over Jurassic Park/World Minecraft :shifty:

FFS Microsoft :x

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by Dblock » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:08 pm

MS would be idiots to make it exclusive to Xbox only (MC2) . They could make a killing if it was available to all platforms. Sure they'll get few more Xbox sales if they go exclusive but business wise I would make it available to everyone.

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by more heat than light » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:12 pm

I would expect it to be at least timed exclusive. Minecraft is a big draw, would certainly shift a few Xbox Ones.

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by Dual » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:19 pm

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by Wiggy G32 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:46 pm

[iup=3565230]more heat than light[/iup] wrote:I would expect it to be at least timed exclusive. Minecraft is a big draw, would certainly shift a few Xbox Ones.


This i could see it becoming a timed exclusive but i dont see them witholding it. Plus side is there will probably be a wp version now! :slol:

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by NickSCFC » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:12 pm

Whatever Microsoft plan to do with Mojang, they'll be doing it without Minecraft's creator.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/15/61519 ... bye-letter

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by Photek » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:15 pm

2 pages you had to read nick.

You had one job!

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by Qikz » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:18 pm

[iup=3565206]Monkey Man[/iup] wrote:Break even by June 2015? Seems crazy but if true it must have been a very easy decision to make. Minecraft 2, Minecraft Movie, Star Wars Minecraft etc after that plus profits from Minecraft 1 and any benefits from MS products exclusivity keep pouring in.


You can probably get mods for that already and where have Microsoft suddenly got the license from Star Wars from? :slol:

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by tomvek » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:29 pm

I'm sure they could do a deal with Lucas/Disney as it makes sense for both of them. I'd buy it :shifty:

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by Trelliz » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:40 pm

In a way, MS could make minecraft like a sort-of version of playstation home but better - releasing downloadable blocky versions of locations, spaceships or whatever from upcoming games.

Or sell them, which is infinitely more likely. The idea of selling minecraft skins still boggles my mind, but i'm not going to dwell on that.

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PostRe: Microsoft buy Minecraft - CONFIRMED
by Delusibeta » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:48 pm

As I've said before, good on Notch for making out like a bandit, bad on Microsoft for spending easily five times more than Mojang's actual value.

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