It is Beta no longer, folks! Notch and the rest at Team Mojang were very happy to announce on twitter just recently that yes, the game is finally launched and live.
Minecraft 1.0 is out. No longer beta. Thank you, everyone. =D
So break out that Minecraft client, dust off any of those cobwebs it might have sprung. It’s a-live! Igor, it’s A-LIVE!!