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Minecraft: Earth
Minecraft: Earth (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Minecraft Earth is an upcoming free-to-play augmented reality game.
  • It's a lot like Pokémon Go.
  • It should roll out to select cities soon as a beta.
  • You can sign up to test it out here.

Minecraft Earth is an upcoming augmented reality game that tasks you with working together and building structures in the real world. By looking through the camera on your smartphone, you enter into another world where blocky chickens and pig roam wild. It utilizes all the same rules as regular Minecraft, including animal breeding, redstone circuits, and construction, with an overworld metagame based on location data.

We recently were able to try the game at E3 2019 and absolutely loved it. If you want to experience it for yourself, make sure you sign up for the closed beta here. Keep in mind that certain cities and countries might be getting the Minecraft Earth beta before others.

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!

What are your thoughts on Minecraft Earth? Do you think the game will be popular? Let us know.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

3 Comments
  • You could register on that site since May.
  • Exactly but its a nice reminder for those that didn't know.
  • First time I have seen the UI of the game. The world UI is not exactly what I had thought it to be, but it makes sense that you don't have to use your camera all the time to search for items ^^ I am really looking forward to try this out in my country and test it out in forests and other natury where I will be going the most. Hopefully it will not be restricted to cities. We will see soon™ =)