Minecraft Earth, an all-new mobile AR version of the global sensation sandbox building and survival game, is coming to iOS later this month and Android âsoon thereafterâÂ according to the official blog.
We first heard about Minecraft Earth about two months ago in mid-May when developers MojangÂ released an announcement trailerÂ and then last monthÂ debuted actual gameplayÂ for the very first time. Now, theyâve got a brand new beta announcement video that goes over more details regarding the gameâs mechanics and gameplay:
Basically youâre presented with an overworld map that looks strikingly similar to Pokemon Go, complete with a Minecraft-style block avatar complete with skins. It uses the actual world map to create the environment. You walk around and tap on items like animals and blocks to collect them. Naturally, theyâre called âtappablesâ in Minecraft Earth.
Once you collect enough tappables, you level up and once you have enough resources you can build things that are placed into the real world from your phone screen. Itâs described as a âliving, breathingâ Minecraft world. It includes multiplayer seamlessly integrated where people can help âor hinderâ your creations. Then you can scale creations to life-size to explore and see in the world around you.
I havenât tried it yet, but honestly, it looks impressive.
The limited iOS beta for Minecraft Earth is due outÂ within the next two weeks, which means sometime before July 26th. Only a âlimited number of players in a few select citiesâ will be chosen before a wider release this summer.
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