Microsoft looks to Minecraft for Windows phone boost

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Microsoft's impending purchase of Mojang, the Swedish developer with 100 million players of its open world Minecraft game, is more aimed at pulling users onto the software company's obscure mobile platform than its better known PC system or Xbox game console.

The software company's Windows Phone system has only 2.5 per cent of the world's smartphone market, and its Surface tablet barely more, according to tech research firm IDC. Growth is hampered because many app and game developers ignore it.

Enter Minecraft, which is the top paid app both on Apple's iOS and Google's Android systems. Microsoft will unveil a $US2.5 billion deal to buy its owner on Monday, according to a source briefed on the matter.

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http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/g...14-10gyf3.html
You posted a week old "news report" on something you had already posted multiple times about?

Yea, that isn't spam...
Confirmed on Twitter yesterday

Talal Al Reyami @talreyami

@aashish_soneji @XboxP3 Phil, would you promise to bring Minecraft to your own platforms/devices (Win8.1 Surface / WP8.1 L1520)?

Phil Spencer @XboxP3
@talreyami @aashish_soneji Yes.
09:57 - 19 Set 2014

https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/512873091689881600

Awesome :-)
I can't help agree with you, futiles. I would expect a post as this to be an update to an existing thread, rather than a completely new one. But what do I know?

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I can"t wait... I want Minecraft on My Lumia and Asus tablet :-)
You posted a week old "news report" on something you had already posted multiple times about?

Yea, that isn't spam...
Originally Posted by futiles
Incredible....

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