According to Nadella's newly released book, Hit Refresh, the company's former CEOs and his predecessors didn't necessarily understand the appeal of the $2.5 billion purchase of Minecraft at the time.
Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two's third episode, dubbed Jailhouse Block, has made its way to players. The latest episode in the series features enhanced combat and a range of new characters.
Minecraft now supports cross-platform play with almost every platform it is available on. The 'Better Together' Update is rolling out to Windows 10, Xbox One, VR, Android, and iOS today.
Minecraft has become available for the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 2DS. Customers in the US can get it from the eShop for $29.99 right now and it's expected to become available in Europe soon.
At gamescom Microsoft announced a new limited edition Minecraft bundle which not only includes the popular game, but also a new custom Xbox design that could make fans of the series excited.
According to a recent leak, Microsoft is planning on releasing a Minecraft-themed version of the Xbox One S at its Gamescom event later today, alongside the Project Scorpio edition for the Xbox One X.
Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two continues to exceed expectations with a fantastic, but rather short second episode. The latest episode fleshes out numerous characters and ends with a great twist.
The MineCon convention that has drawn hundreds of thousands of Minecraft players in previous years will not be held this year. Mojang will be hosting an online stream named MineCon Earth instead.
Microsoft has introduced some changes to make Minecraft safer for online players. This likely follows a comment from Sony saying that it has to be "mindful" of its responsibility to its install base.
Minecraft gamers can now enjoy cross-platform play on their Windows 10 PC and Android devices with the Better Together Beta, which is now available on these platforms. Xbox One support is coming soon.
The first official Minecraft novel has finally made its way to the Windows 10 Store. Priced at $11.99, it promises plenty of mystery, intrigue, and dangerous situations in a fantasy world.
The first episode of Telltale Games' Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two finally made its way to gamers last week. Is it better than its predecessors? Find out in our full review of the game!
The first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two is now available, continuing on from where the story left off in the first season. The newly released episode is titled 'Hero in Residence'.
After a not so lengthy delay after launching on consoles in May, the Minecraft Adventure Time Mash-up Pack is available for mobile devices and Windows 10 right now for those with a soul.
During an interview, developer Psyonix discussed the potential damage Sony could do to the industry by refusing to allow cross-console multiplayer between them and competing platforms.
Mojang expands Minecraft on consoles by adding a new UI engine, llamas, parrots and much more in its latest update. This update also brings two new DLC packs along with other features.
The verbal war about cross-platform play between Sony and Microsoft continues. This time, Xbox head Phil Spencer has lashed out against Sony's defense for rejecting the functionality.
Most AI-based software focus only on outperforming humans, but the development of collaborative AI is also of great importance. Microsoft's Malmo Challenge goal is to further understand how to do it.
An upcoming update to Minecraft introduces 4K visuals and cross-play. Sony has revealed why it rejected Microsoft's offer to allow PlayStation users to play with gamers on all other platforms.
All aboard the 4K train! The Fall 2017 update to the popular world-building sandbox brings a range of improvements to the game' graphical fidelity, servers, community marketplace and Crossplay.
Minecraft's brand new World of Color update is now available for download, Mojang has announced. The update includes quite a number of new colored blocks, colorable items, parrots and more.
The latest Mash-Up Pack to arrive for Minecraft is based on the animated series Adventure Time, bringing a host of familiar characters and locations to explore. Now available for the Console Edition.
After a few weeks of being in beta, Microsoft announced that Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition is now generally available. It allows students to create Minecraft worlds by writing code.
Multiplayer gaming is usually restricted to Xbox Live Gold members - but this weekend, all Xbox owners can enjoy some online multiplayer action, and Xbox One owners can also play Minecraft for free.
After a Reddit user pointed out that using chocolate chip cookies to breed birds in Minecraft could lead to children poisoning birds in real life, the game will now use seeds instead for the task.
Minecraft has made its way to the Nintendo Switch, bringing an exclusive "Super Mario Mash-Up Pack", extra worlds, and skin packs, among other things. The title runs at 720p with 60fps.
Inspired by Microsoft's other products, head of Xbox Phil Spencer stated that the firm's first-party studios should try to be innovative and match the breakthroughs seen in other divisions.
Minecraft: Education Edition can now teach kids how to code with the new Code Builder tool and the 'Agent', an in-game robot. Mojang will add Command Blocks in Education Edition later this year.
The Minecraft Fallout Mash-Up Pack is now available for those running the Windows 10 or Pocket Edition of the game. It had previously been made available on consoles in December of last year.
Microsoft is launching an official store for "community-made goodies" in Minecraft with curated content from nine professional partners, which players will pay for with new Minecraft Coins.
Microsoft has announced a brand new update heading for Minecraft Windows 10 and Pocket editions. The Discovery Update is bringing a host of new content, with an Android beta starting soon.
LEGO Worlds is now available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam. The game is a competitor to Mojang's Minecraft and was created by the same developers of the LEGO Star Wars series.
Mojang's block-building game has crossed a pretty incredible milestone with over 122 million copies of the game sold. The game is being played by about 55 million active monthly users.
Microsoft today updated Minecraft: Pocket Edition for Windows 10 Mobile to bring it to feature parity with the Windows 10 version. The update is not available for Windows Phone 8.1 users.
For a limited time, Newegg is offering a good deal on the Xbox One S bundled with Minecraft for only $199.99 - that's a saving of $100 from the usual price. The deal will also offer free shipping.
After launching Minecraft: Education Edition last year, Microsoft said today that over "75,000 students and educators from more than 100 countries" have been using it, and new features are on the way.
The game by Microsoft owned Mojang has stopped updating the Windows phone versions due to a low amount of users playing it. However, the game will still be available to download on the platform.
The five-year-old game has now sold more than 25 million copies on PC and Mac. The title is available on multiple platforms and crossed the 100 million copies sold across all of them six months ago.
Microsoft has announced the launch of Minecraft on Apple TV, including the new Ender Update, which also made its debut today on the Pocket and Windows 10 Editions of the blocky world-building game.
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