In Minecraft, Microsoft is taking control of a game that has become a cultural phenomenon. Markus Persson, though, is bidding adieu.
Give me two billion dollars, and Ill endorse your crap. — Markus Persson (@notch) December 18, 2012 Rumor has it Microsoft is in talks to buy Minecraft for $2 billion. It isnt as crazy as it sounds — and besides, $2 billion has always been the price tag. Just ask Minecraft creator Markus Notch Persson back in 2012.