Minecraft to Exit Beta on November 11Category: Gaming
Posted: April 8, 2011 12:05PM
Minecraft has become quite a popular little game, garnering support from all over and generating a fair bit of revenue. The game has been in beta form for what seems like forever, but its creator has finally decided when the game will shed that state. Minecraft will exit out of beta form on November 11th, but the full version won't be too terribly different from the beta. Markus Persson, the creator, said that the team keeps planning to add features both before and after it leaves beta form so the updates should keep on coming. Persson also announced that Minecraft has generated $32 million in revenue since release with first copies going for $14 and then $21. He states that the full release is more of a milestone for the team since it is a goal they have all been working towards since Minecraft first came out. Persson states that version 1.5 is expected next week which brings with it weather effects and several other features.