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US: Microsoft scores with $2.5B Minecraft buy

 |  September 15, 2014

Microsoft announced Monday that it will be acquiring the highly popular video game Minecraft in a $2.5 billion deal, say reports.

Minecraft gamers play the game on the Microsoft Xbox 360 consul, and now reports say the two companies will make their partnership official.

The deal marks Microsoft’s largest buyout since its new CEO, Satya Nadella, took over earlier this year.

Rumors of a merger between the two had emerged last week, though sources said the deal would come with a $2 billion rice tag.

Reports say the takeover may prove confusing to some, however, as Nadella was expected to focus on its enterprise business rather than consumer-facing operations, according to reports.

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