Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has written in a tweet that the game has sold 3 million copies. Notch and the Minecraft team is currently working on the 1.8 version of the game. The game will have towns, a new monster, and combat system improvements. The game will also have harsher penalties for dying. Notch is planning to host an event in November called “MinecraftCon” to celebrate the final release of the game in Las Vegas. “MinecraftCon will be our biggest and only promotion,” stated Notch.