After breaking ridiculous sales records and sky-rocketing to the top on the most-play charts, it's safe to say Minecraft's journey to the Xbox Live Arcade was a good deal struck by Microsoft. But it was apparently a deal the company had made only one week before the game’s E3 2011 announcement, according to the head of Microsoft Studios, Phil Spencer.
"Even the people inside Microsoft, as they were looking at it, were thinking, ‘What is that Minecraft thing and why are we putting it on stage?," said Spencer.
The agreement was so rushed, that the graphic used for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition's on-stage reveal was made the night before the conference. It's no surprise then that it caught a lot of Microsoft employees off-guard.
"And then the thing comes out and sells 2 million copies in a month," said Spencer. "Did I know that? No. Even Mojang didn’t know that."
By Nathan Misa- Writer Bio