The 3D sandbox adventure game Minecraft celebrated it’s 10-year anniversary on May 17, 2019. Recently, sales of the game have reached 176 million copies across all platforms worldwide! To help celebrate this anniversary, Mojang has announced an all new free-to-play augmented reality game for iOS and Android mobiles. Minecraft Earth will be releasing later this year, with beta testing sometime this winter.
Similar to mobile game Pokémon Go, some of the features of Minecraft Earth as described on the official website are as follows:
- Create – Minecraft has always been a game about creativity, but Minecraft Earth gives you the chance to express yourself on a whole new scale. Share your masterpieces and delve into others’ creations!
- Collect – Minecraft Earth features many of the mobs you know and love, along with a bunch of new ones. Over time, you’ll get the chance to breed unique variants, and use them to populate your builds.
- Collaborate – Meet up with like-minded crafters and create masterpieces together. Work on a smaller scale with friends before taking your builds out into the wild at full size. You can even team up with others for mini-adventures.
There is a Frequently Asked Questions section on the website where you can also sign-up for beta testing. Watch the official announcement trailer below: