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.
Minecraft Earth will enter early access in October and, hopefully, will launch worldwide before the end of the year. The early access announcement was made in MINECON Live.
Minecraft Earth has spent the last months in a closed beta, made in selected cities around the world. But it will soon reach early access. If you want to join the fun, you must register in advance to do so.
How to Pre-Register for Minecraft Earth Early Access
On an Android device, go to the Google Play store page and press the pre-registration button. There is currently no information on compatible devices, download size or the date Early Access will be available in different regions. You will need a device that runs at least Android 7.0 due to the dependence of the game on Google’s ARCore.
Minecraft Earth Android pre-registration is live via the Google Play Store.
Google Play: Minecraft Earth Discraption
Discover a new dimension of Minecraft as you create, explore, and survive in the real world. Join a community of builders and explorers spanning the planet, collect resources for your builds, craft in augmented reality, and then place them at life-size. You can even team up with others for mini-adventures!
• BUILD amazing creations in tabletop mode and place them in the real world at life-size.
• COLLABORATE with other builders and create communal masterpieces together.
• EXPLORE a whole new side to your local neighborhood, and watch it evolve over time.
• DISCOVER unique mobs like the muddy pig and moobloom, and use them to populate your builds.
You cannot pre-register for the game on Apple iOS devices.You will need a device that runs iOS 10, since the game depends on Apple’s ARKit to run.
The official Minecraft Earth Twitter account has announced that the free augmented reality game will begin to be implemented in selected countries as an early access release in October. Currently, the title is now available in selected cities for those who were able to enter the limited closed beta, but it seems that flood floodgates should open soon for many more people each time the next access version arrives early in the next month. A minimum set of features is still expected for the early access version of Minecraft Earth, with new elements planned for the future, so it seems that the game is still far from over. Unfortunately, we still don’t know which countries will participate in the October early access publication, so stay tuned for more news as the situation unfolds.