According to reports by the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is in “serious discussions” with Minecraft developer Mojang about acquiring the developer and rights to all of its games. The Wall Street Journal cites “a person with knowledge of the matter” in the story and states that the acquisition could be worth upwards of $2 billion.

There has been no comment from Microsoft or Mojang on this matter, but if this is true, Microsoft would acquire the rights to all of Mojang’s games, including Minecraft and the 2 unreleased titles, Cobalt and Scrolls, that are being worked on at Mojang.

Nobody knows what this acquisition could mean for the future of Minecraft on PlayStation devices. The game has already released on PS3 and PS4, and the release for the PS Vita is coming in the next couple of months.

In a separate report by Bloomberg, a new source claims it was Minecraft’s creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson who instigated the talks with Microsoft to purchase Mojang after striking up a close relationship with the recently promoted Xbox head Phil Spencer. It’s alleged that Persson will help with the transition but will leave the company once the deal is finalized.

Neither Microsoft or Mojang have released a statement.

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