Minecraft Release Date Announced

By on April 8, 2011

Notch has announced an official release date for Minecraft. And get this right, the game will be released the same day with Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Or in other words, in November 11th, 2011. Shocking news to say the least. Minecraft is being updated constantly so what can you expect from the final version of the game? Nothing particular to be honest.

“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.” said Notch and continued. “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.”

Notch also announced the new features that will be introduced to Minecraft with the next update.

“There’s periodic downfall (snow in snowy areas, rain in others, nothing in deserts) that make the sky darker, hides the sun, moon and stars, and makes everything wet. Ice grows back in cold regions, and snowfall covers the ground when it’s snowing. During rain/snow, there can be occasional thunderstorms with lightning. I haven’t finished the actual lightning bolt yet, but everything else
is fairly done.”

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