Minecraft timeline

  • Cave Game

    Cave Game
    Development on "Cave Game" started (PC Pre 0.0.0) using RubyDung, an abandoned game project of Notch, and Infiniminer as bases for the code. He was also inspired by Dwarf Fortress.
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    Minecraft Pre-Classic

  • First video of Cave Game

    First video of "Cave Game", Block placement, first Mobs (Humans), physics created (Pre 0.0.9a).
  • Minecraft: Order of the Stone

    "Cave Game" renamed to "Minecraft: Order of the Stone" after a suggestion by RinkuHero from The Independent Games Wiki on an IRC with Notch, "Minecraft" being an analogy to the famous real-time strategy game StarCraft (Pre 0.0.9a).[3]
  • Early Testing

    Early private testing, among TIGSource members (0.0.9a).
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    Minecraft Classic

  • Minecraft

    The first release of the game (PC 0.0.11a). Game name shortened to simply "Minecraft".
  • Accounts

    Accounts can now be registered.
  • Forum

    An official Minecraft Forum is opened.
  • Multiplayer Test

    First Multiplayer test (0.0.15a). Notch starts his new job at Jalbum.
  • Multiplayer

    Multiplayer released (0.0.16a).
  • Custom Skins

    Custom Skins released (0.0.18a).
  • Bows

    Notch discussed how bows and arrows would work in Survival mode: "Bows and arrows can be made out of wood. To use it, select the bow from your inventory and make sure you’ve got some arrows. - Minecraft Wiki
  • 0.24

    First elements of Survival (0.24)
  • Health

    Introduction of Health (0.24).
  • Spiders

    The texture of spiders was changed from brown on October 23, 2009, at 23:45 UTC, roughly 28 minutes before the release of this version, because of a suggestion from a user on the TIGSource forums. - Minecraft Wiki
  • 4k Edition

    4k Edition
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    Minecraft Indev

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    Minecraft Infdev

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    Minecraft Alpha

  • MinecraftCon

    This was the first MineCon. It was held in Bellevue, Washington.
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    Minecraft Beta

  • MinecraftEdu

    MinecraftEdu was the predecessor to Education Edition
  • Minecraft Pocket Edition

    Minecraft Pocket Edition
  • Adventure Update part 1

    Adventure Update part 1
    A.k.a, Beta 1.8
  • Beta 1.8.1

    The last version in the development cycle.
  • Adventure Update part 2

    Adventure Update part 2
    A.k.a, Minecraft 1.0
  • MineCon 2011

    This was the second MineCon. It was held in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. Minecraft was officially launch during this event.
  • Minecraft 1.1

  • Minecraft 1.2

  • Xbox 360 Edition

    Xbox 360 Edition
  • Minecraft 1.3.1

  • Pretty Scary Update

  • MineCon 2012

    This was the third MineCon. It was the only MineCon to be held in Disneyland Paris or any Disney Park in general. This was where the Redstone Update was announced.
  • Pi Edition

    Pi Edition
  • Redstone Update

    Redstone Update
  • Minecraft 2.0

    Minecraft 2.0
    The first Minecraft April Fools Update
  • Horse Update

    Horse Update
  • Minecraft 1.7.2

  • MineCon 2013

  • Music Update

    On that date, 17 music tracks by Minecraft composer C418 were introduced into the game – 16 tracks that had been previously released on his album Minecraft - Volume Beta, and one additional track. - Minecraft Wiki
  • Playstation 3 Edition

    Playstation 3 Edition
  • Notch reveals that a Minecraft movie may be in the works

  • Work on a script for the Minecraft movie begins

  • Cancellation of MineCon 2014

    This is the only time that MineCon has ever been cancelled.
  • Bountiful Update

    Bountiful Update
  • Playstation 4 Edition

    Playstation 4 Edition
  • Xbox One Edition

    Xbox One Edition
  • Notch sells Minecraft and Mojang AB to Microsoft

    Notch sells Minecraft and Mojang AB to Microsoft
  • The Minecraft movie is in "its early days of development"

    On October 8, 2014, Vu Bui stated that the movie was in "its early days of development", saying that it was a "large-budget production". He also stated that it might not be released until 2018. Later that same month, Shawn Levy was announced as the director for the film, but soon left the project along with Kieran and Michele Mulroney, who were serving as writers, due to scheduling conflicts. - Minecraft Wiki
  • Playstation Vita Edition

    Playstation Vita Edition
  • Love And Hugs Update

    Love And Hugs Update
    A.k.a, Snapshot 15w14a
  • MineCon 2015

  • Rob McElhenney is announced as director for the Minecraft movie

  • Windows 10 Edition

    Windows 10 Edition
  • Minecraft Story Mode

    Minecraft Story Mode
    Minecraft Story Mode was the first spin-off of Minecraft.
  • Wii U Edition

    Wii U Edition
  • Combat Update

    Combat Update
  • Trendy Update

    Trendy Update
    A.k.a, Minecraft 1.RV-Pre1
  • Gear VR edition

    Gear VR edition
  • Frostburn Update

    Frostburn Update
  • The Minecraft movie is officially titled "Minecraft: The Movie"

    On June 27, 2016, Mojang Studios announced the title and release date for "Minecraft: The Movie" by showing the front cover of the script and publicly announcing a release date of May 24, 2019. - Minecraft Wiki
  • Bedrock Edition releases on Oculus Rift

  • MineCon 2016

  • Jason Fuchs is announced as the script writer for Minecraft: The Movie

  • Education Edition

    Education Edition
  • Exploration Update

    Exploration Update
    This update added Woodland Mansions.
  • Fire TV Edition

    Fire TV Edition
    This edition was released as Bedrock Edition for Fire TV. It was merged with Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Edition.
  • Apple TV Edition

    Apple TV Edition
  • Ender Update

    Ender Update
    A.k.a, Pocket Edition 1.0.0. This update Merged Pocket Edition with Windows 10 Edition and Fire TV Edition (which was released the same day) forming Bedrock Edition.
  • Minecraft Pocket Edition is merged with Windows 10 Edition and Fire TV Edition

  • Nintendo Switch Edition

    Nintendo Switch Edition
  • Discovery Update

    Discovery Update
    A.k.a, Pocket Edition 1.1.0
  • World of Colors Update

    World of Colors Update
  • Minecraft Story Mode - Season Two

    Minecraft Story Mode - Season Two
  • Minecraft China

    Minecraft China
    Minecraft China is a localized edition of Java and Bedrock editions for mainland China, developed by Mojang Studios and NetEase. - Minecraft Wiki
  • New Nintendo 3DS Edition

    New Nintendo 3DS Edition
  • The original version of Minecraft is renamed to Minecraft Java Edition

  • Better Together Update

    Better Together Update
    This update was exclusive to Pocket Edition. It added cross-play between Xbox One, mobile, VR, and Windows 10.
  • Bedrock Edition releases on Xbox One

  • MineCon Earth 2017

    MineCon Earth 2017
    This was the first time since 2010 that MineCon was renamed
  • Bedrock Edition releases on Nintendo Switch

  • Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition is discontinued

  • Rob McElhenney and Jason Fuchs drop out of Minecraft: The Movie

    On August 3, 2018, the director Rob McElhenney and the writer Jason Fuchs dropped out of the project and were replaced by duo Aaron and Adam Nee. The release date was also pushed back to an unknown date.
  • Update Aquatic

    Update Aquatic
    An overhaul to Minecraft's oceans
  • Minecraft Apple TV edition is discontinued

  • MineCon Earth 2018

    MineCon Earth 2018
    This was where the Village and Pillage update was announced.
  • Minecraft Story Mode is released on Netflix

    Minecraft Story Mode is released on Netflix
  • Jim Berney is appointed as visual effects supervisor for Minecraft: The Movie

    On January 3, 2019, it was announced that Jim Berney has been appointed for the film's visual effects.[12] Later that same month, it was announced that Peter Sollett would write and direct the film, with Jon Berg being added as a producer, and Jon Spaihts being added as an executive producer. The plot synopsis was also revealed. - Minecraft Wiki
  • New Nintendo 3DS Edition is discontinued

  • Texture Update for Bedrock Edition

    Texture Update for Bedrock Edition
  • Minecraft Wii U Edition is discontinued

  • Minecraft 3D

    Minecraft 3D
    A.k.a, Minecraft 3D Shareware v1.34
  • Texture Update for Playstation 4 Edition

    Texture Update for Playstation 4 Edition
  • Minecraft: The Movie is revealed to be a live-action film

    On April 16, 2019, the Minecraft staff announced that the movie would be released on March 4, 2022, stating that it would take such a long time because "making a live-action, full-length feature film is really complicated."
  • Village and Pillage Update

    Village and Pillage Update
    This was the update that changed villages forever.
  • Texture Update for Java Edition

    Texture Update for Java Edition
  • Minecraft celebrates its 10th anniversary

    Minecraft celebrates its 10th anniversary
  • Allison Schroeder is announced as the latest script writer for Minecraft: The Movie

  • Bedrock Edition releases on Playstation 4

  • MineCon Live 2019

    MineCon Live 2019
    This was when Minecraft 1.15 (1.14 for Bedrock) and 1.16 were announced.
  • Minecraft Earth

    Minecraft Earth
    Minecraft Earth is an AR game that was announced at MineCon Live 2019.
  • Builders & Biomes

    Builders & Biomes
    Builders & Biomes is the first Minecraft board game. It was announced at MineCon Live 2019.
  • Buzzy Bees Update

    Buzzy Bees Update
    A small update that added bees.
  • Snapshot 20w14∞

    Snapshot 20w14∞
  • Bedrock Edition for Windows 10 adds Nvidia RTX support

    Bedrock Edition for Windows 10 adds Nvidia RTX support
  • Minecraft Dungeons

    Minecraft Dungeons
    Minecraft Dungeons is an RPG that was announced at MineCon Live 2019.
  • Nether Update

    Nether Update
    This was the first version of Minecraft where Java and Bedrock had the same update number (Bedrock skipped 1.15).
  • Bedrock Edition for PS4 adds Playstation VR support

  • Minecraft crosses over with Super Smash Bros

    Minecraft crosses over with Super Smash Bros
    On October 1st, 2020 Steve was announced as DLC fighter #8 for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Sakurai then revealed Steve's gameplay a couple days later. Steve was then released on October 13th, 2020.
  • Minecraft Gear VR Edition is discontinued

  • Minecraft Live 2020

    This was when the Caves and Cliffs update was announced.
  • Minecraft: The Movie gets delayed

    The film was originally scheduled to be released on May 24, 2019 by Warner Bros. Pictures, but was then pushed back to an unknown release date, before settling on March 4, 2022. On October 5, 2020, the release was once again pushed back to an unknown date due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.- Minecraft Wiki
  • Minecraft Playstation 4 Edition is discontinued

  • Minecraft Earth shuts down

  • Caves and Cliffs Update part 1

    Caves and Cliffs Update part 1
    A.k.a, Minecraft 1.17. This update includes new blocks and mobs.
  • Caves and Cliffs Update part 2

    Caves and Cliffs Update part 2
    A.k.a, Minecraft 1.18. This update includes the Warden mob and Deep Dark biome. This update also changes world generation. Increases the height and depth limit.
  • Mojang announces the final build of Minecraft Earth

  • Minecraft Plus!

    Minecraft Plus!
    Minecraft Plus! is a screensaver application developed by Mojang Studios for April Fools Day 2021. It features many different Minecraft-themed screensavers, using block and item textures from the game, inspired by screensavers from old computers. The application is available to download for free and runs on 64-bit Windows 7+ PCs. Alternatively, the application can also be used in a modern browser window. - Minecraft Wiki
  • Mojang splits the Cave and Cliffs Update into two parts

    Mojang ran into some complications while trying to get the Caves and Cliffs update completed for Summer 2021. They had to split the update in two to ensure Caves and Cliffs releases in good quality. Mojang also delayed the Archeology system to some currently unknown date.
  • Minecraft Festival

    Minecraft Festival
  • Archeology System

    Note: This is just speculation