We read that title and wonder, how can an ever-evolving game, which is playable today – albeit in beta form – have a release date? It’s true. Minecraft is constantly changing and adding features and will continue to do so even after it officially launches a few months from today, according to its creator Markus “Notch” Persson.
“It’s a bit tricky to really do a release for Minecraft as we keep updating it all the time,” explained Persson. “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.”
“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,” he added.
Minecraft has 33 million reasons to make an official launch, but will take on a monumental task come November 11th, same day as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim hits stores. Monumental task? No, not really…