‘Minecraft’ to Exit Beta in November

Minecraft has taken the world by storm, with some people going to uncomfortable lengths to maximize the game and create their own little world. It’s pretty awesome, though I’d be lying if I said I shared the enthusiasm that some have about this game.

With that said, it’s been in beta since its official launch, but that looks to be coming to an end. As of November 11th, 2011 Minecraft will exit “beta” status and become a full-on release. Those of you who have spent hours-upon-hours building intricate creations inside the gameare probably freaking out right now.

From Markus Persson’s Tumblr:

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�.

“Notch” acknowledges that November 11th is already a crowded date, with Mass Effect 3 coming out so near it and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim actually coming out on that date, but all the same — whenever a game leaves beta, it’s something to be celebrated.

Unless it’s PlayStation Home.


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