Microsoft and Mojang have announced that they are bringing Minecraft to China, the company has signed an exclusive deal with NetEase in China to launch the game in the country.
Mojang will be developing a version of Minecraft which is designed for the Chinese market and the will be releasing the mobile and PC versions of the game in China.
“We’ll always embrace opportunities to bring Minecraft to new players around the world, widening our community, and giving us a new perspective on our game,” said Jonas Martensson, CEO of Mojang, creators of Minecraft. “NetEase understand our long-term vision for Minecraft and support Mojang’s ideals, so we’re delighted to have them on board. We look forward to welcoming China’s builders and adventurers to the world of Minecraft.”
“We are excited to bring Minecraft to Chinese audiences, and expect our large online community to embrace this preeminent game,” said William Ding, CEO and founder of NetEase, Inc. “With our deep understanding of the Chinese market and our ability to successfully launch world-renowned online and mobile games, we offer a strong platform for the introduction of Minecraft to China’s vast user base. We believe this cooperation could leverage the strengths of both Mojang and NetEase, as well as provide the world’s largest audience with a superior user experience.”
You can find out more details about Minecraft launching in China over at the Mojang website at the link below, as yet there are no details on exactly when the game will launch.