Editorial: How long does it take for a Minecraft PC update?

This year has been rather slow as far as Minecraft PC Edition is concerned. Besides the April Fools snapshot that revealed 1.9 would be called "The Combat Update," little to nothing is known about 1.9. And it's on track to become the longest-lasting Minecraft PC update in history. But how long is that? I decided to fire up Excel and make some visual aids:

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This graph indicates how long a particular Minecraft PC update was out before another major version replaced it (bug fix releases are included). So for example, the 1.2 bar is the number of days between the release of PC 1.2 and 1.3. As you can see, 1.0 to 1.6 were relatively short releases, with 1.2 being somewhat of an outliers. Minecraft 1.7 began the trend of incredibly long releases, almost taking an entire year to be replaced by Minecraft 1.8.

For this graph, the 1.8 bar indicates the length (in days) from the first 1.8 release to the time this article was written. Here's the raw data in case you don't like pictures:

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We shall have to see how long Minecraft 1.8 lasts, it may even beat out 1.7 as the longest-lasting Minecraft PC update in history.

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May 25, 2015 at 3:23 AM delete

I can only see it as a good thing, longer wait between updates = better quality updates.

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carpet111
May 25, 2015 at 4:05 AM delete

either that or more problems

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Nubia Simarro Fagundes
May 25, 2015 at 10:19 AM delete

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May 25, 2015 at 11:50 AM delete

[…] on the Minecraft news website Powered by Redstone, I found a graph displaying the time between each update. (*All credit goes to PBR and its’ […]

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LightningFerix
May 25, 2015 at 12:19 PM delete

OMG MCPE 0.11.0 IS OUT!!!!

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LightningFerix
May 25, 2015 at 12:37 PM delete

Oh um whoops... Sorry... I was wrong. Long story short i was using a thrd party app that sets back my mcpe to 0.9.5 and the appstore had update for 0.10.0 and i thought it was 0.11.0... Hehehe sorry!

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Ghgore
May 25, 2015 at 6:56 PM delete

Or more mods get updated (most modpacks are still on 1.7.10, or lower).

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Harry Kelly
May 25, 2015 at 7:47 PM delete

And more time for other platforms to catch up.

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Twistedgaming Minecraft
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What's the third party app called

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