Microsoft Purchased Minecraft Partly for HoloLens - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2015 / 10,131 Views
Microsoft purchased Minecraft developer Mojang and all of the rights to the game last September for $2.5 billion. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said that HoloLens was part of the reason for that purchase. Minecraft and other games will be able to help sell the device once it is released.
"Let’s have a game that, in fact, will fundamentally help us change new categories," said Nadella. "HoloLens was very much in the works then, and we knew it."
Microsoft showed off a tech demo of Minecraft using the HoloLens in January. While it was a work in progress, the user was able to create a virtual world on a table using Minecraft blocks.
Thanks New York Times.
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