Minecraft: Java Edition (formerly just Minecraft) is the original version of Minecraft, developed by Mojang Studios for WindowsmacOS, and LinuxNotch began development on May 10, 2009, publicly releasing Minecraft on May 17, 2009. The full release of the game (version 1.0.0) was on November 18, 2011, at MINECON 2011.

The full release stage of Minecraft: Java Edition‘s development started on November 18, 2011, and has continued until the present day. At this point of development, the game was considered “complete”, having both an “ending” and being ready for ratings and reviews. The game’s price also increased from what it was in Beta, but users who previously bought the game were not charged extra.