When Microsoft purchased Minecraft creator Mojang for $2.5 billion late last year, many questioned whether the Redmond-based company overpaid. Those perplexed by the acquisition were assuming that Microsoft would simply rely on a sequel to recoup most of its investment.

While a sequel is almost certainly in the cards, we now know Microsoft had much bigger plans for Minecraft.

The popular sandbox building game has been prominently featured in Microsoft’s public HoloLens demonstrations and could very well be the killer app when the augmented reality headset comes to market.

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