At long last, Minecraft Beta has been announced! The program has been chugging along in alpha for so long now, everyone thought Beta would never exist.
Apparently, the game’s Beta is set to launch on the 20th of this month, just in time for the holidays! The beta promises a mod API (for all you modders out there), a narrative early on to help people get started, a late-game goal to try to work towards, among other things.
But get it now!
With the release of the beta, the price will double. Plus, if you get it after the Alpha is done, you will have to pay for future releases! According to WordOfNotch.com (The developer’s blog,) :
We will also change the license to remove the line that promises all future versions of the game for free. Please note that this change only affects people who buy the game after December 20, so if you got the game for during alpha, you will still get all future updates for free, despite this change. A promise is a promise.
Buying the game during beta will include all updates up until release, of course, and bug patches will be free.
In other words, get it now.