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Minecraft 'Full Version' Will Release On November 11
Minecraft 'Full Version' Will Release On November 11
April 8, 2011 | By Mike Rose

April 8, 2011 | By Mike Rose
More: Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Markus Persson, developer of popular indie title Minecraft, has revealed that the "full version" of the game will be released on November 11 this year.

On his 'Notch' blog, Persson notes, "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' wonít be very different at all from what the game was like a week ago, and weíll keep adding features after the release as well, so itís really more of a milestone when we finally get rid of the Beta label, and some kind of goal for us to work towards."

He continues, "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 wonít change much at the actual release day. (Itís more a progress up until that point)."

Persson explains that the Mojang team is aware of a number of other game releases on the 11/11/11 date, including the next Elder Scrolls title Skyrim, and hence has opted for the unofficial Minecraft tagline "us too."

"Itís the same date as a few other games and movies," he says, "and the one Iím the most excited about is Skyrim, so that will be a nice reward for me if we actually manage to hit that date!"

Earlier in the week, it was revealed that Minecraft has now brought in more than $33 million in revenue from 1.8 million paying customers, despite the fact that the game is still only in beta form.

Persson's company Mojang is currently also working on a digital card game / board game mash-up called Scrolls, which was announced last month.

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Tore Slinning
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It will be be better to :)

James Smith
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Good for them! Very entertaining game and over all I love the way he tries to talk to us as a community, makes for a more fun time playing.

However I hope they spend from now until release working on the shoddy multiplayer server. Performance is massively down hill since 1.2, and it would be foolish, like any other (m)MO to launch with such buggy multiplayer because that is where the magic and longevity is, and historically people quickly move on when there are bugs.