Which countries is Minecraft Earth available in?
Which countries will Minecraft Earth be available in?
Minecraft Earth is Microsoft's augmented reality (AR) game for iOS and Android, bringing its blocky creative sandbox to the real world. Capitalizing on the worldwide Pokemon Go phenomenon, Minecraft Earth revitalizes building and exploration in a truly mobile form.
Minecraft Earth is universal by nature, leveraging Open Street Maps to build a world around existing map data. It allows the game to scale globally without handcrafting it for every location on the planet. However, Microsoft is planning a slower rollout to ensure a smooth and optimized experience for all players.
Microsoft is yet to formally discuss its full Minecraft Earth plans, only committed to an early access beta throughout summer. The firm has adopted a staged rollout over time, likely indicating a variable release date between regions. Here's Microsoft's current stance on availability, via its Minecraft Earth FAQ.
With Microsoft's well-established U.S. presence, Minecraft Earth has first launched stateside alongside the UK, Sweden, Mexico, and Japan. Further expansions across Europe and Asia are also likely, before branching worldwide into more regions. Minecraft Earth beta registration also requires a region and zip code, with location influencing beta invitations.
Where does Minecraft Earth release first?
Microsoft kicked off the Minecraft Earth rollout in July 2019, first targeting Seattle, London, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Mexico City. These cities and the surrounding areas host the first taste of the beta, ensuring a smooth rollout to further regions.
Expect Minecraft Earth to target more U.S. and European regions during the opening months, likely expanding to San Francisco, New York, and other tech hotspots. However, Minecraft Earth will go global in the future, branching out to every fan worldwide.
Affordable Earth-ready phone
The most affordable Minecraft Earth-ready phone you'll find
The Google Pixel 3a is the most powerful Minecraft Earth-ready phone for the price point. With impressive specs and a rock solid camera at $400, you won't do much better than this in terms of value.
Essential Minecraft Earth accessories you'll love
These affordable Minecraft Earth accessories are guaranteed to help on your digital adventures.
Anker PowerCore 5000 Portable Charger (opens in new tab) ($18 at Amazon)
Like any augmented reality experience, Minecraft Earth will be power-hungry and drain your battery fast. This 5000mAh Anker PowerCore portable battery pack keeps phone topped up when on the move with a compact, cylindrical silhouette.
PopSockets Collapsible Grip & Stand (opens in new tab) ($10 at Amazon)
Avoid phone drops on your blocky adventures with this collapsible PopSocket grip that doubles as a stand. Grippy and comfortable to hold, it adds convenience and peace of mind to any Minecraft Earth session.
Minecraft Baby Pig 7" Plush (opens in new tab) ($10 at Amazon)
Grab your own porky Minecraft Earth companion with this affordable official Minecraft Baby Pig plush. Lined with a soft exterior and embroidered pixel detailing, don't miss out on your seven-inch friend.
Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.
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