“A sequel to Minecraft might not make the most sense”, says Xbox head-honcho Phil Spencer. In a discussion with Gamespot about the purchase of the Minecraft IP he says while they are “having discussions on where to take the IP, they want to meet the needs of the community before deciding on any next steps.”
He also went on to suggest that perhaps a Minecraft 2 does not make the most sense. He added that he sees Microsoft as more of the “shepherds of the IP” rather than the owners.
“Job one is to go out and meet the needs of the Minecraft community first and then we can think about ways that we can actually help grow it. That’s our sole focus.”