Minecraft Is Actually Finished. It's Done. It's Ready.

Even though the game has been available in some form or another since 2009, and has racked up over four million users, until now indie smash Minecraft has been in alpha, then beta, as first creator Markus Persson and then his development team at Mojang tinkered with the thing.

By the end of this week, though, that gestation period will be over. Minecraft will be finished. Done. Complete.

Persson tweeted yesterday that the game had "gone gold", meaning development on version 1.0 was in the can and that it was ready for its big unveiling at the end of the week at the first Minecon, a gathering of Minecraft fans.

This of course doesn't mean the game is over. There'll be more updates and new content for Minecraft as the weeks and months go by. But for the first time, that stuff won't simply be new content for an alpha or beta version of a game. It'll be post-release content!


    Very good news. Can't wait until it's released!

    I bet most of the bugs weren't fixed.

      LOLOL so ryte! Notch sux lol, why dis game soo brkn?

        Why is your English so broken?

      He just picked a point in time and claimed that was the release date. It will always a work in progress. I would have considered the game finished 12months ago. Some people will always whine about the state of Minecraft but I don't care. I just hope I can finish my current project before they release Minecraft 2.

      I bet they were. They've been bug fixing since the 18th of last month.

    I wonder which came first.

    Create Minecon to announce the release of version 1.0.
    Get version 1.0 ready in time for Minecon

    Either way Notch to turning into a pretty decent businessman

      Same thing either way. Set a tangible deadline and aim to complete the project by that date. Nothing will be done if it weren't for deadlines.

    With the way they're handling content, this seems really pointless.

    So will this one not run like arse any more like what happened with the Adventure Update?

    The only reason this seems pointless is because of how many people jumped on board. It's still pretty massive to have it as an ACTUAL release.

    Imagine seeing Minecraft in EB, or even a collectors edition of the game.

    So we can finally expect a proper full screen mode? and a game that doesnt decide to just start lagging at complete random requiring exiting, and re opening the damn thing?

    on nov 6 I got a premium account and im happy beta is over because its been almost a year of testing.Also I hope they will fix the chest tnt door trapdoor bug.

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