Microsoft now owns Scrolls

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Microsoft has purchased Mojang AB, and all of its game properties. Scrolls is now a Microsoft product, as is a little indie project known as Minecraft. According to the studio statement, co-founders Markus Persson, Carl Manneh, and Jakob Porser will be leaving to pursue other interests. Persson said in his notice to fans that his primary reason for selling Mojang to Microsoft was to get away from what his life had become and to go back to what he loved doing – namely coding and making small hobby games. Although Mojang states that they don’t have any plans for Scrolls, they do say they will continue planned development of their other property, so your Mojang account won’t be a total waste. Until it becomes an Xbox Live account.

You can read the official press release here.