When did Minecraft come out?

May 4, 2021

When did Minecraft come out? All Minecraft Release Dates.

When did the initial Minecraft game come out?
When is the Minecraft 1.17/1.18/1.19 release date?

Minecraft has now sold over 200 million copies across all console platforms, which makes it the best-selling video game of all time as well as the 9th best-selling video game franchise of all time. Minecraft has 126 million active monthly players, and over 500 million players in total.

Mojang, have been able to maintain the game’s popularity with updated versions and spin-offs of the Minecraft franchise. Below, we have added the release dates of all versions.

On 15 September 2014, Microsoft announced a $2.5 billion deal to buy Mojang, along with all Minecraft intellectual property.

Minecraft has a great future, and new versions will be released in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Minecraft Game Release Dates:

When did Minecraft come out?

Minecraft Classic – May 17, 2009.

The original Minecraft was developed in May 2009, Markus ‘Notch’. Minecraft Classic, is now playable for free in browsers. The game has not received any updates, soall the bugs and glitches are still there.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition – Aug 16, 2011.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition quickly became one of the most popular  Minecraft game. It initially released for Xperia PLAY only.

Minecraft: Java Edition: November 18, 2011.

Minecraft: Java Edition is the most popular version today, and was released in the year 2011.

Minecraft on Consoles – May 9, 2012, and December 17, 2013.

Minecraft wasfirst released to the Xbox 360, with 4J studios heading development. The game was made available for PlayStation 3 on December 17, 2013.

Minecraft was later released on next-generation consoles, such as: Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Minecraft: Pi Edition/ Raspberry Pi- 11 February 2013.

This version was similar to the Pocket Edition, but new was the ability for players to edit the game world, with the help of using commands. Players could access to the game code with Python programming, and then manipulate the Minecraft world.

We have added a list of Minecraft Color Codes, that you can use for changing chat text colors, and more.

Minecraft: Realms: 2013.

In 2013, Mojang announced Minecraft Realms. This is a server hosting service that enable players to run multiplayer games on servers, without having to set up their own server. Only invited players can join Realms servers, and the servers do not use IP addresses. On the 31th of July 2017, Mojang released beta-version of an Realms update, that allows cross-platform play.

Minecraft: Bedrock Edition – July 29, 2015.

In 2014 Mojang was bought by Microsoft, and the new Bedrock engine used by the Pocket Edition was introduced in versions for Windows 10, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Apple TV, and more.

Minecraft: Story Mode – October 13, 2015.

Telltale Games released a narrative-based adventure with Minecraft. The first episode was released on October 13, 2015.

Minecraft Legacy Console: Wii U Edition- December 17, 2015.

The Wii U edition was released in the winter of 2015.

Minecraft Gear VR – April 27, 2016.

Adapted from Minecraft: Pocket Edition, this version was released for VR devices, such as the Samsung Gear VR.

Minecraft: China – May 20, 2016.

A version of the Pocket Edition and Java was made available in China, with Mojang collaborating with NetEase for a smooth release in the country.

Minecraft: Education Edition – November 1, 2016.

This version is for educational purposes. It is used in the US in many schools.

Minecraft: Earth – January 15, 2020.

Minecraft Earth is an augmented-reality game for mobile phones where players can build and collect materials, by visiting real-life locations.

Minecraft: Dungeons – May 26, 2020.

Minecraft: Dungeons is a dungeon crawler spin-off game. Unlike Minecraft, Minecraft Dungeons does not have an open world, mining or building. It is a hack & slash-styled dungeon crawler game.

Minecraft Release Dates Timeline.



Beta 1.8 & Release 1.0: “Adventure Update”

1.4: “Pretty Scary Update”

1.5: “Redstone Update”
1.6: “Horse Update”
1.7: “The Update that Changed the World”

2014: 1.8: “Bountiful Update”

1.9: “Combat Update”
1.10: “Frostburn Update”
1.11: “Exploration Update”

2017: 1.12: “World of Color Update”

2018: 1.13: “Update Aquatic”

1.14: “Village & Pillage”
1.15: “Buzzy Bees”

2020: 1.16: “Nether Update”

2021: 1.17: “Caves & Cliffs”

Minecraft 1.17 Release Date.

The Minecraft 1.17 date is mid-2021. It is the first release of the Caves & Cliffs update, a major update to Java Edition, and is set to be released in mid-2021. It was announced during Minecraft Live 2020.

Minecraft 1.18 Release Date.

The Minecraft 1.18 release date is December 31, 2021. Minecrat 1.18, also known as the Cave Update, is a major update to the Minecraft Bedrock Edition.

Minecraft 1.19 Release Date.

The Minecraft 1.19 Release date is April 26th, 2023.

Minecraft 1.19, also called the Kinects or the Weather n’ Nature update, is focused on weather and nature. It adds more weather, updates the swamp biome, and more.

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