Yes, the deal is real. Mojang is being bought by Microsoft.
The article continues…
It was reassuring to see how many of your opinions mirrored those of the Mojangstas when we heard the news. Change is scary, and this is a big change for all of us. It’s going to be good though. Everything is going to be OK. <3
Please remember that the future of Minecraft and you – the community – are extremely important to everyone involved. If you take one thing away from this post, let it be that.
One of the cool things about Minecraft is that the program is open-source, which means that you are legally allowed to modify it (though not to sell your modifications).
Would Microsoft allow this to continue???
Will this affect the Minecraft editing programs, such as WorldPainter, Avanti and MC Edit?
I have a bad feeling about this.