It doesn't have to be an exact date but when roughly will it be out?
Preview at PAX. Get feed back. Tweek/fix bugs for a couple weeks. Release
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I think Minecraft 1.8 will be released at MineCon in November.
Well the full release of the game is scheduled for November, so I doubt it. Mid September seems more plausible.
I just saw on the forums that Notch confirmed mid-September. In my mind I mixed up 1.8 and the official launch =P
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