Minecraft Earth is an upcoming mobile augmented reality sandbox game developed by Mojang based on the Minecraft video game. It was first announced on May 17, 2019 and will be available as a free game on Android and iOS smartphones. A closed beta version is currently available for Android and iOS in selected cities.
Mojang mocked a Minecraft augmented reality experience for smartphones a while ago. Eventually it was revealed that it was Minecraft Earth and little by little we have been learning more about it. They even had a demonstration on WWDC. After opening closed beta records on iOS and Android for some regions.
Mojang made a great announcement for those who live in the rest of the world in MINECON. In general, large projects like this one see soft releases in some countries for a while before being implemented everywhere. Mojang wants everyone to try Minecraft Earth soon.
Watch the new trailer below:
Minecraft Earth is built on the mother rock engine and has been inspired by the old E3 HoloLens demonstration of the Microsoft showcase. After seeing a very small launch in five cities only, a larger launch starts from October. This will see more countries added each week. The plan now is to complete the deployment by the end of the year.
The game removes Minecraft from the computer screen and takes it to the real world, through the lens of a smartphone. Players collect items, perform missions and use their inventories to build impressive structures that can be captured and shared. There are important elements of cooperation to defeat the bad guys in missions and collaborate on desktop Buildplate structures that can be scaled up in real scale.
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