What you need to know
- Minecraft Earth is an upcoming free-to-play AR game.
- It should roll out to select cities soon.
- Microsoft debuted gameplay footage at Apple's WWDC19 keynote today.
A few days ago, Microsoft revealed a new augmented reality (AR) game called "Minecraft Earth." The Pokémon Go-like free-to-play game allows you to experience Minecraft in the real world, through the lenses of your Android and iOS cameras. It utilizes all the same rules as regular Minecraft, including animal breeding, redstone circuits, and construction, with an overworld metagame based on location data.
During Apple's WWDC19 keynote, Microsoft took the stage and debuts gameplay from Minecraft Earth. Not only does the game look like a lot of fun, but we've never seen this level of collaboration in AR games before.
It'll be interesting to see the types of structures players will build when Minecraft Earth rolls out to everyone. Hopefully we won't have to wait too long! With Microsoft's well-established American presence, expect Minecraft Earth to first launch in the United States and possibly Canada. Europe and Asia will probably have to wait a while.
What are your thoughts on Minecraft Earth? Do you think the game will be popular? Let us know.
Minecraft Earth takes the classic Minecraft experience to all new heights, with an augmented adventure unlike any other. All of the information you need on Minecraft Earth can be found right here on Windows Central!
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