So it's been five years since MS bought Mojang and Minecraft IP. Since then, they've closed down Lionhead, Twisted Pixel and Press Play. Granted, they were unremarkable studios. Lionhead did some good stuff.
Now they're down to three legimately great studios in 343, The Coalition and Turn 10 who could blow everyone away with a bunch of new IPs but they will be shackled to the sacred G(ears)F(orza)H(alo) forever. Rare, who's past their prime and making a water simulator no one cares about and Mojang, don't care about Minecraft updates.
I used to be a Microsoft fanbitch (look at my post history) but it's time to wake up and smell the shit. Microsoft are run by a bunch of monkies. Phil, here's a tip, buy or build a bunch of AAA game studios (like IO Interactive and Playground Games) and have them make you some killer exclusives. PROFIT.
It's not that hard you idiot.