Microsoft are currently in discussions to acquire Mojang AB, the studio behind Minecraft.

The suggested figure will be in excess of $2 billion and could be completed by the end of this week.

Mojang officially released Minecraft in 2011 after a two-year beta period. The game is the studio’s only major release to date. The development team has created mini-games like Catacomb Snatch and Battle Frogs as part of game jams. T