Minecraft has officially gone gold. The game which has been in the production stages for nearly three years has finally reached its “finished” and final version, and is ready for release to the world. The Minecraft 1.0 game client is available for download, but the official release isn’t until this Friday, so there could be a change here or there to the final product.
It’ll be interesting to see if the game can continue to grow its fan-base, which has burgeoned over recent years in a boom of popularity. The game which already has seen huge financial success on the PC, is getting set to spread its wings to home consoles in the near future with an Xbox 360 version of Minecraft heading our way in due time.
MineCon will mark the official release of Minecraft from beta, so consider this the unofficial official release of Minecraft 1.0