Minecraft officially launching on 11/11/11

By Emil · 12 replies
Apr 8, 2011
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  1. The immensely popular PC sandbox game Minecraft will finally leave beta status on November 11, 2011. The release date for the full version coincides with several other games and movies, so Minecraft's creator Markus Persson has decided to give it the unofficial tagline "us too." When it finally ships, it will be available for €20.00 ($28.87); right now it's still in beta and goes for €14.95 ($21.58).

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  2. beast1944

    beast1944 TS Rookie

    Don't think it will be worth the price, considering that you can get a real game for that price, plus what happens to all the people who payed for the Beta ???
  3. People who payed for the beta get the full game.
  4. magaman598

    magaman598 TS Booster Posts: 188

    Mmmhm, I've purchase the Beta and a Beta key for a friend and we love the game, and beast, I don't know if you've tried it or not, but I think everyone should atleast once. =P
  5. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    Whats the point of saying its going to launch in November, thats still a lifetime away.
  6. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    I really hope it comes out on Steam, that way I can link it through my account, and update it through steam. The only reason being I feel like having it linked to my account I won't lose it one day.
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,668   +988

    Emil didn't mention what in my opinion is what makes this milestone announcement interesting: Minecraft has sold more than 1.8 million copies, netting the indie developer over $33 million.
  8. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    lawl, same day has Skyrim.

    Had been playing this one for about 2 weeks and its awesome. The gameplay by itself is very very original despite of the simple textures its a 9/10 game
  9. TrekExpert

    TrekExpert TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    What do you mean a real game? Last time I checked mine craft was a real game.
  10. BrianUMR

    BrianUMR TS Rookie Posts: 44

    Pretty sure it was said if you bought the alpha you can the full game. However that part was removed from the agreement when the beta came out. I don't think it is clear cut whether or not you get the full game with the beta.

    Also why isn't it a full game. It looks like way more of a full game than most games today. Just becuase it doesn't have modern graphics doesn't mean it is a full game.
  11. if you bought it during alpha you get the full game + all DLC
    If you bought during beta you get only the full game

    Both got a discounted price for early purchase.
  12. stylestrauss

    stylestrauss TS Rookie

    Selling over a million copies before official release- that is testimony enough to the fact that the game is worth every cent.

    Been playing it for a while now. Its helplessly addictive and the gameplay is very innovative. Definitely worth a try, if you haven't already.
  13. s3thar

    s3thar TS Rookie

    Glad to hear a release date. For what it is, and it's success through alpha/beta, Notch has done a marvelous job on Minecraft!!

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