Minecraft Will Finally Be ‘Released’ in November
You may have been too busy playing Minecraft to notice, but Minecraft is still in beta. Although people have been playing the game for years already — and we have plenty of crazy stories — Minecraft has never actually been “released” in the traditional sense. It’s spiritual siblings with Playstation Home in that sense. Markus Persson and co. had a meeting and decided to give the game a “release date,” and it appears as if they made a purely aesthetic choice: 11/11/11. Blog:
It’s a bit tricky to really do a release for Minecraft as we keep updating it all the time. For one, the version we deem as the “full version” won’t be very different at all from what the game was like a week ago, and we’ll keep adding features after the release as well, so it’s really more of a milestone when we finally get rid of the Beta label, and some kind of goal for us to work towards. The plan is to be open with this and try to get people to cheer us on as much as possible, but to be open with the fact that the game won’t change much at the actual release day. (It’s more a progress up until that point)
We picked November 11, with the unofficial tagline “us too”.
It’s the same date as a few other games and movies, and the one I’m the most excited about is Skyrim, so that will be a nice reward for me if we actually manage to hit that date!
I think you’ve got enough money to get Skyrim and a few backup copies, man.