As you might already know, Notch is the creator of Minecraft and
the majority shareholder at Mojang. He’s decided that he doesn’t
want the responsibility of owning a company of such global
significance. Over the past few years he’s made attempts to work
on smaller projects, but the pressure of owning Minecraft became
too much for him to handle. The only option was to sell Mojang.
He’ll continue to do cool stuff though. Don’t worry about that.
There are only a handful of potential buyers with the resources to
grow Minecraft on a scale that it deserves. We’ve worked closely
with Microsoft since 2012, and have been impressed by their
continued dedication to our game and its development. We’re
confident that Minecraft will continue to grow in an awesome way.