Update:

Minecraft Earth may be known to the public, but actual gameplay footage has so far eluded us…. until now!

Shown at Apple’s WWDC keynote today, Microsoft finally unveiled what Minecraft Earth will look like to play.

It certainly looks like a Minecraft title, but it also has a faux look to it. By putting players inside the world of Minecraft instead of simply putting Minecraft into our world, it looks faker than other AR titles we’ve seen.

Minecraft Earth doesn’t look great when the world surrounds the entirety of a player

If you want to watch the game’s gameplay reveal, check out the video below. The ME section starts about 38 minutes in.

Original Story:

A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft teased a Minecraft AR mobile game during their Build 2019 keynote. Today, they announced Minecraft Earth.

The premise of the game is simple. You can craft beautiful Minecraft creations in your phone, and harness the power of augmented reality to bring them to life. All it takes is you, your phone, and your imagination.

Here’s just some of the features of Minecraft Earth:

  • Collecting: Minecraft Earth features many of the mobs that Minecraft players know and love (and potentially hate), along with new ones. The more you play, the higher the chance of discovering unique variants and using them to populate your builds.
  • Exploring: You can explore the world around you to gather resources, take on challenges, and experience a whole new blocky world.
  • Collaborating: You can team up with other Minecraft Earth players to craft together! You know what they say – it takes a village to craft a whole bunch of Minecraft creations, or something like that.
  • Surviving: You can battle Minecraft mobs in real life! Just make sure you don’t stand too close to the Creepers.

You can head over to the official Minecraft Earth page now to sign up to be one of the first to play, receive updates on the game, and get a free Earth skin. The closed beta is due out this summer and the game will be free to play.

Source: the official Minecraft site.

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