No one needs a reminder about Minecraft’s popularity. It is an extremely popular game that’s available on a wide variety of platforms but unfortunately Microsoft’s Windows Phone is not one of them. That may end soon, aided in a large part by Microsoft’s acquisition of the company behind Minecraft. When asked if he could promise the release of Minecraft for Windows Phone, Microsoft’s Xbox chief Phil Spencer replied in the affirmative.
It was first rumored about a couple of weeks back that Microsoft was interested in acquiring Mojang, the company that’s behind Minecraft. Initially there was no official confirmation from the company but last week it finally made the announcement that many had been expecting. Redmond paid well over $2 billion for Mojang.
When the acquisition was announced many feared that perhaps Microsoft would make Minecraft exclusive to its own platforms but that’s not the case. The company reiterated its support to Minecraft and vowed to continue developing for competing platforms as well such as Sony’s PlayStation.
Now that the company that makes Minecraft is owned by Microsoft it wouldn’t take a genius to figure out that support for Windows Phone will be added soon enough. An official confirmation from Xbox chief Phil Spencer should clear away any doubts that may have remained.