Minecraft has been celebrating it's 10th anniversary, and with that they've announced their next project called: Minecraft Earth! This is an augmented reality mobile game, which means you can take your phone around the neighborhood and view the world of Minecraft in everyday life. You can collect mobs to populate your builds, gather resources and take on challenges in your neighborhood, collaborate with friends to craft new buildings and structures, and battle against hostile monsters that you've no doubt come across in Minecraft!
This will be a free to play game, and will be available for iOS and Android on AR-capable devices. If you're looking forward to playing, you can sign up for a limited beta that will be releasing sometime this summer!
Picture the scene: you’re walking through your neighbourhood and see a patch of grass. Grass is lovely and all, but you see this patch every day. It’s getting a little dull and is practically begging for a talented builder to brighten it up. So you take out your phone and craft a beautiful Minecraft build on a nearby picnic table. Then you place your colourful new Minecraft creation on the real-life grass.
You’ve just used the power of augmented reality to bring the Minecraft universe into our universe, making it a bit more block-tastic. Nicely done! Also, er, how did you do that?
With our new mobile game, Minecraft Earth!
We can think of no better way to celebrate our tenth anniversary than by finally being able to tell you about our top-secret-but-not-anymore-thank-goodness-because-if-I-had-to-keep-schtum-about-this-for-even-one-more-second-I’d-explode-like-a-creeper augmented reality mobile game! This is Minecraft like you’ve never experienced it before, allowing you to give your day-to-day life a Minecraft makeover! Here’s just some of the AR awesomeness you’ll be able to get up to in Minecraft Earth:
- Collect! Minecraft Earth features many of the mobs you know and love, along with a bunch of new ones we can’t wait to show you. Over time, you’ll get the chance to discover unique variants, and use them to populate your builds. Minecraft pigs parading around your local park? That’s about to become your reality.
- Explore! Your real-life neighbourhood is about to take on a new dimension. Gather resources, take on challenges, and experience a whole new world to discover!
- Collaborate! Build even better by teaming up with other Minecraft Earth players. You can craft amazing creations together. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
- Survive! Sure, you’re good at fighting hostile mobs in Minecraft, but are you ready to battle Minecraft mobs in real life? Best of luck, because we’re going to put your survival skills to the test!