Although Minecraft has been celebrating its tenth anniversary for the last couple of weeks, it didn't actually reach that milestone until today. To mark the occasion, they promised some big news, assumed to be the augmented reality game they teased in a Vision Keynote for Microsoft Build 2019. Those assumptions were correct, as Mojang and Microsoft have revealed Minecraft Earth, a free-to-play augmented reality mobile game that brings Minecraft into the real world.
Players will need to explore their real world surroundings to find the blocks and mobs they need for their creations. The game features many of the materials that Minecraft players already use every day, as well as some new ones. There will be unique variants to find too. Once you've found those resources, they can then be used on any flat surface to build a masterpiece. Alternatively, players can create a build on a Build Plate and then place that plate into the world to explore their new life-sized creation.
Gathering and building won't be the only activities on offer. Players will be able to craft items, grow crops, and breed mobs. Team up with others to create builds together, take on challenges and mini-adventures, or battle Minecraft mobs that can be found throughout the world. You can see the game in action in the trailer below:
The game will be coming to AR-capable Android and iOS devices. Before its full release there will be a beta period this summer and if you're interested in trying out the game, you can sign up here. Those that sign up will get a free Earth skin that can be used in all Bedrock editions of Minecraft.
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