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Minecraft 2021: When Was It Released?

Let’s dig deeper into the history of Minecraft and know its birth anniversary and when it was released.

Minecraft has been the top sensation of the decade. Even after 12 years of its release, the game is breaking all its previous records of the most number of monthly active users. In 2020 Minecraft surpassed the 100 million monthly users mark for the first time. Minecraft registered 131 million monthly users and it is not slowing down anytime soon. It’s difficult to believe that one man and some Java code he wrote started this all. Let’s Explore more and know When was Minecraft released and when is its birth anniversary.

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When Was Minecraft Released And It’s Birth Anniversary?


Minecraft was made available to the public in May 2009 but at that time it was called the Cave game. Markus Persson aka Notch wrote a simple Java script that catapulted into this giant open-world game. Initially, the game only had rocks and grass. That was the time when if you fell off the map you would keep falling into the void for eternity, or until you restart your game. Even though it was available for the public since May 2009 it was officially released as Minecraft on all platforms on 18th November 2011.

From just grass and stones to several resources, different modes, and some spin-off games as well, Minecraft has come a long way. While back then the greatest thing build in Minecraft was the big Mario build-out of dirt boxes. Now players build replicas of cities in Minecraft. Now people can pick their avatar, build their world. To make things more difficult you can always play in the survival mode with limited health. The user base of Minecraft is ever-growing because of how basic it is at its core. The game is all about building your world it’s like digital Lego.

That’s all for this one, to know about anything and everything related to Minecraft do check out our comprehensive Minecraft guide.

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