Our favorite sandbox game is getting an AR (augmented reality) version. The trailer for Minecraft Earth was released last month and is currently in works as we speak. Minecraft Earth lets you bring your creativity to the real world using AR technology. And it’s exactly what we’ve always dreamed of.
Crafting the world
Create your own world on your device and when you’re done, you can place it out in the world and actually walk through it! That’s got to be mesmerizing seeing your small ideas come to life.
Not only that, but Minecraft Earth still has its own randomly generated blocks and you can even collect mobs. Imagine finding a chicken roaming in front of your house. If neutral mobs are around that means hostile ones will be there too. Good luck surviving creepers in the real world. But one of the best things about it? You can collaborate with other players. Explore their own creations and build together.
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And if things couldn’t get any better, you can get a chance to be one of the first people to try it out this summer. If you sign up now, you can also get a chance to win your own free Minecraft Earth skin. All you need is your Microsoft or Xbox Live account and a little bit of info about yourself.
Building blocks up for beta testing
Minecraft Earth will be absolutely free and will run on both Android and iOS. I can’t wait to see how it all turns out. The release date has yet to be announced, but closed beta will be out by summer. If you can’t wait until then, you could also try out the browser-based Minecraft Classic online on Poki.
This is definitely an exciting innovation and I do hope when the app comes out, it’ll meet the expectations it has set. So, what do you think about having AR for Minecraft? I’d love to hear your thoughts about the project. You can also watch the video below to see how the gameplay works for iOS revealed during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2019.
Youtube: Minecraft Earth: Apple WWDC Gameplay Reveal
Photo credit: All game footage has been provided by Microsoft.
Source: Minecraft Earth / Tom Stone (Minecraft Earth) / Thomas Wiborgh (Minecraft Earth)
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