Minecraft, believe it or not, is still considered to be in its beta version even after all this time and more importantly after all of the sandbox game's sales. Since breaking the 1 million unit barrier on January 12, the game has sold over 400,000 more copies and shows no sign of slowing down. In a new chat with Gamasutra, Minecraft creator Markus Persson said that after the game went into beta last December he thought sales would slow down due to the price of the game going up by 25 percent.
But instead he states, "... it was like the opposite -- it went up from four to five thousand sales a day to ten thousand sales a day. It kind of went against everything that I'd be told by other developers." He also talks about adding more features to Minecraft including possibly achievements a la Steamworks. He states, "I've had the idea to make achievements kind of like the in-game questing. So you'd be able to see the first achievement in a tree of achievements, and you have to unlock the top ones first before you can unlock the ones further down."