Menu screen/History

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Java Edition Classic
0.0.12aAdded the pause menu, which, like today, could be opened by pressing ESC.
Java Edition Indev
0.31February 1, 2010, 1The menu screen was added. It originally displayed a dirt background.
At the time, the dirt background would slowly scroll, similarly to the later added credits, and the splash text pulsed slower.
?Scrolling of background is removed.
Splash text now pulses more quickly.
Pause menu now stops the game.
Java Edition Infdev
?The "Generate new level..." button was replaced by a Singleplayer button.
The "Load level.." button was replaced by a Multiplayer button, which wasn't playable at the time.
20100629Added "Loading..." screen.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.0Added animation of the logo. The animation was cobblestone falling down in order to form the word "Minecraft".
v1.0.4Replaced "Loading..." screen with a Mojang splash screen.
?Changed "Save and quit to title.." to "Save and quit to title".
v1.0.13bTemporarily changed logo to celebrate 1000 sales in 24 hours.
v1.0.14Logo changed from Oldmclogo.gif to Alphalogo.png.
v1.0.15The Multiplayer button was no longer greyed out as SMP was added.
v1.2.2Removed the "Play tutorial level" button, replaced by "Mods and Texture Packs"
Java Edition Beta
1.0The "Options..." button was made much closer to the "Mods and Texture Packs" button.
1.3The gap between "Options..." and "Mods and Texture Packs" was reverted.
The "Options..." button was made smaller to make room for the "Quit Game" button.
1.4Minecraft logo changed from Alphalogo.png to Title screen logo.png.
The logo animation was removed as such.
1.8Pre-releaseCompletely revamped the title screen adding an animated background, a version tag in the bottom left corner and new options in the option menu.
Java Edition
1.0.0?Minceraft easter egg added.
"Mods and Texture Packs" button changed to simply "Texture Packs"
1.1?Added language select button.
1.3.1?Removed "Saving level..." from the pause menu.
1.4.212w37aAdded "Re-Create" option to the World selection menu.
1.513w03aThe "Texture Packs" button has been moved to the "Options..." screen.
13w09aThe "Minecraft Realms" button is moved to the main screen, taking the spot of the "Texture Packs" button.
2013 Music UpdateAdded menu music.
1.1116w38aCapitalised "Game menu" to "Game Menu".
1.12pre6Added the ability to view the credits when clicking the copyright text.
1.12.2pre1Minecraft logo changed from Title screen logo.png to Java Edition.png.
New game logo with Minecraft Java Edition. The Java Edition subtitle is a separate texture.
1.13pre1Changed title screen background to reflect the Update Aquatic.
pre2Optimized title screen.
1.1418w43aAdded the "Give Feedback" and "Report Bugs" buttons to the pause menu.
November 28, 2018Changed title screen background to reflect Village & Pillage.
19w06aAdded loading bars while loading the game and reloading resources.
19w13aAdded the "Accessibility Options" button to the main menu.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0Added the menu screen. It originally displayed a dirt background.
0.7.0Completely revamped the title screen adding a new background, a version tag in the bottom left corner and new options in the option menu.
0.7.3Background is now animated like Java and Console Edition.
Added the splash text to the main menu.
0.7.6Removed the "Play on Realms" button from the main menu.
0.11.0build 1Added a language button to the main menu.
0.13.1Moved the skins button to the main menu.
Options button is no longer a wrench icon.
0.14.0build 1Revamped menu screen.
0.16.0?Removed language button
Changed signed in icon to link to feedback.minecraft.net instead of the Minecraft page in the Xbox app.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Removed "Pocket Edition" and "Windows 10 Edition" subtitles, simply renaming the game to Minecraft.
Changed title screen background.
1.5.0beta 1.5.0.4Changed title screen background to reflect the Update Aquatic.
beta 1.5.0.10Reorganization of the main menu buttons.
1.8.0Changed title screen background to reflect 1.8.0.
1.9.0beta 1.9.0.2Added "Feedback" button to the pause menu.
1.11.0April 25, 2019Changed title screen background to reflect Village & Pillage.