Popular video game Minecraft is now heading to China, according to a post on the official website of the game's creators, Mojang.
Mojang noted that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with NetEase, Inc., a leading internet technology company that is based in China. The agreement includes making the PC and Pocket versions of Minecraft specifically for the Chinese market.
This is significant for Mojang that already has over 100 million users across platforms. Its China entry will see the number of users shoot up drastically.
"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, the creator of Minecraft. We look forward to welcoming China's builders and adventurers to the world of Minecraft," he added.
NetEase has reportedly secured a five-year license that will allow it to publish the game in China.
Though it is not clear when the game could release in China, the post only suggested that it will be coming out "soon."
NetEase, Inc. CEO, William Ding noted that his company has a big online user base and Mojang's superior user experience. He believes that both the companies could leverage this strength.