Microsoft Building Minecraft Empire For $2.5 Billion
"I don’t see myself as a real game developer. I make games because it’s fun, and because I love games and I love to program, but I don’t make games with the intention of them becoming huge hits, and I don’t try to change the world. Minecraft certainly became a huge hit, and people are telling me it’s changed games. I never meant for it to do either. It’s certainly flattering, and to gradually get thrust into some kind of public spotlight is interesting."Spencer's press release addressed fears that Microsoft would disrupt the game's continued development presumably because the company appears as the Goliath killing David. "We respect the brand and independent spirit that has made Minecraft great," states Spencer, "and we’ll carry on the tradition of innovation to move the franchise forward." How Xbox plans to do this, Spencer was much less open about.