It’s been ten years since Minecraft was first released to the the wilds, and Microsoft is now adding a new game to the mix: Minecraft Earth.
The mobile game makes use of augmented reality or AR, similar to the technology that earlier apps like Pokemon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite use.
Players can use their phone and creativity to turn ordinary, mundane places and objects into colorful block creations. Like the original sandbox game, Minecraft Earth will enable its users to run their imagination wild, except this time in real-life locations. The development team of Minecraft Earth also promises to feature mobs that we know and love, as well as never-before-seen creatures.
There are also plans for a multi-player feature where minecrafters can collaborate with other players to produce amazing creations.
A limited beta phase for Minecraft Earth will begin summer this year, and interested testers can sign up here. You will need a device that runs at least Android 7.0 or iOS 10 to participate.