Gamers have been playing and enjoying Minecraft for nearly 2 years now, but the version offered until now was not, in fact, the full game. It was instead Minecraft Beta, an evolving piece of software with new features added (almost) every month.
As of November 18th, however, the beta officially ends and version 1.0 of the game becomes available. It will include completed versions of features that debuted in the and a huge variety of small enhancements such as new blocks, new monsters, and new achievements.
Perhaps the most important new feature, however, is an end to the game. A new dimension called The Ender, which was first added to beta in October, will be accessible by players. Inside it, players will find the Enderdragon, a mythical beast of great power. Players who manage to defeat it will be given “The End” achievement and be treated to an end-game sequence.
Although the official release of version 1.0 occurs on the 18th, to coincide with MineCon, players can already download the final pre-release beta, which has all the features of the full release.
If you’ve been on the fence about Minecraft, now would be a good time to buy it. The game is 25% off during beta, so you have only a few more days until that discount goes away.
Source: Rock Paper Shotgun