Pre releases after release?
Why dont they just do a proper update when they fix bugs instead of this.
It's like when valve made announcements that there was gonna be an announcement on l4d2.
How is that anything like Valve announcing L4D2? You could compare that too Mojang announcing Minecraft 2.
They are doing this the same way that many companies hav, like Blizzard for example. They have public testing servers when they need to test content. Players make the choice if they'd rather keep playing the released version or go test the next version. It's a great way to do it when you don't have any internal testers besides the developers themselves.
Come to think of it, I feel like Jeb made this game what it is. He is the one who hyped it up with his countless tweets and leaks, which makes me feel like he did most of the development. I could be wrong and Notch could be doing just as much as Jeb, but I think Jeb practically made this game.
LOLOLOLOLOL Notch made the entire game up until some time in Alpha when he started Mojang then hired Jeb to help out. So no Jeb did not practically make this game. ALTHOUGH, I do feel that Notch hasn't done much lately and Jeb has been working hard on MC.