Published On: Tue, Sep 26th, 2017

Microsoft Could Have Bought Minecraft As Early As 2011

Minecraft (and developer Mojang) was purchased by Microsoft in Sep 2014 for $2.5 billion, as we substantially recall. However, it looks like Microsoft had a possibility to make a merger adult to 3 years earlier.

CEO Satya Nadella pronounced as many in his new book, Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone, accessible currently around Amazon.

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Early in Microsoft’s attribute with Mojang, before we was CEO, Phil presented an event to squeeze Minecraft, though Phil’s trainer during a time chose not to pierce forward.

For a record, Phil Spencer’s trainer during a time was Don Mattrick.

Minecraft recently got a Better Together update, that activated crossplay between Xbox, Windows 10 PC, mobile and VR platforms. The Nintendo Switch will also join a celebration during some indicate during Winter 2017, while Sony’s Minecraft versions sojourn isolated until a association changes process on crossplay with other consoles. 

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New Features:

  • Stained Glass
  • Fireworks (with Elytra boost!)
  • Parrots
  • Banners
  • Armor Stands
  • Jukebox and song discs
  • Recipe Book
  • Book Quill
  • Ravines
  • Coarse Dirt
  • New universe start options: Starting Map; Bonus Chest; Trust Players
  • New diversion rules: Show Coordinates; TNT Explodes; Natural Regeneration
  • Added ‘/tickingarea’ authority to emanate areas that still refurbish when no players are there
  • Player permissions
  • Zombie Villager parent egg
  • In-game horde options
  • Paper doll viewer
  • Outline preference toggle
  • In-game actor names toggle
  • HUD opacity toggle
  • Expanded Xbox Live multiplayer universe settings
  • New loading screens with humorous and useful tips
  • How to Play screen
  • Remix 3D trade functionality (Windows 10 only)
  • New achievements
  • Server Partners
  • Realms entice links
  • Mash-up Packs and Texture Packs will now adorn a categorical menu and in-game HUD


  • Rebalanced many of a diversion sound effects and music, such as sleet being many quieter
  • It is now many easier to see underwater after celebration a Potion of Water Breathing and Potion of Night Vision
  • Blaze Powder is now indispensable to fuel brewing stands
  • Ice blocks are now transparent
  • Maps can now be hold light and uncover a heads of players’ skins
  • Locator maps now lane a owner’s position, regardless of dimension
  • Worlds can now be set to Invite Only, Friends Only, or Friends of Friends
  • Various improvements and changes to navigating a user interface
  • Redesigned symbol mapping and combined Pick Block for controllers
  • Render Clouds and Fancy Leaves can now be toggled in Video Settings
  • Skins can now be altered from a postponement menu
  • Chat messages can now be muted
  • Items picked adult are now charcterised on a hotbar
  • Stained potion and banners will now parent on End Cities
  • Increased a default actor extent on worlds from 5 to 8 on higher-end devices
  • Block chain speed now matches a player’s transformation speed
  • Temperature decreases with tallness and it can now sleet during high elevations
  • Observer blocks have updated textures and will now blink red when outputting a redstone pulse
  • Adjusted a tone that flashes when mobs are attacked
  • Brick Blocks, Nether Brick Blocks, and Clay Blocks have been renamed to improved compute from other items
  • Underwater particles
  • Jungle leaves are now pure on higher-end inclination when Fancy Leaves are enabled
  • Changed a sound effects for Creeper explosions
  • Added sound effects for fixation Eyes of Ender into portal frames and opening The End portal

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