Developer Markus Persson has confirmed that the game will leave beta on November 11, the same day as Bethesda's blockbuster release Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
"We picked November 11, with the unofficial tagline 'us too'," he revealed on the game's development blog.
"It's the same date as a few other games and movies, and the one I'm the most excited about is Skyrim, so that will be a nice reward for me if we actually manage to hit that date!"
Persson said that the full version of the game "won't be very different" from how it is now, but will act as a goal for the development team to work towards.
Also revealed were several new features for version 1.5, including new weather effects, achievements and statistics.
As well as being praised by Fable creator Peter Molyneux, Minecraft was recently honoured with numerous accolades at this year's Independent Games Festival and the 11th Game Developer Choice Awards.
It was recently revealed that the game has generated profits of over £20 million since its release last year.