Anyone is capable of rushing projects and completing them last minute even Microsoft Studios. They signed the deal for “a Xbox Live Arcade port” for Minecraft just a week before the news of it broke out. Heck, even the graphics that were included in the news was created just the night prior to it. There must be busy times at Microsoft Studios.
Phil Spencer comments to Destructoid:
“Even the people inside Microsoft, as they were looking at it, were thinking, ‘What is that Minecraft thing and why are we putting it on stage?’… And then the thing comes out and sells 2 million copies in a month,” Spencer said. “Did I know that? No. Even Mojang didn’t know that.”
Well, I guess even spontaneous and speedy projects can be brilliant and rewarding.