It looks like Markus "Notch" Persson will be pitting Minecraft against The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, as the building MMO will be officially releasing on November 11, 2011 - 11/11/11.
According to Joystiq, Persson notes that the "full version" of the game won't differ significantly from its current beta. Which means there won't be a real release - after all, 1.8M users have$33M USD already to play the beta - but just a removal of the "beta" tag.
Persson adds that the development team will continue to update the game with new features after the official release.
Minecraft launching November 11
08 April 2011 | By JonahFalcon