Minecraft Earth: First Gameplay Footage From Apple's WWDC Event

It's every bit as impressive as everyone was hoping for.
Mojang has officially unveiled Minecraft Earth, their AR mobile title.
Mojang has officially unveiled Minecraft Earth, their AR mobile title. Mojang

Microsoft took the stage at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to demonstrate their newest augmented reality sandbox mobile game, Minecraft Earth.

This is the first time ever for Microsoft to reveal and demonstrate Minecraft Earth gameplay in front of the masses. They demonstrated Minecraft objects appearing on the stage as the players interact with these objects. They also killed skeletons and chickens during the demo. Through the people inclusion feature of iOS, the player could even stand within the Minecraft objects.

Minecraft Earth was first announced on May 17, and it was also announced that the game will be free-to-play for both iOS and Android. As for the closed beta, you can sign up for it now in the game’s official page and you will automatically receive a free Minecraft Earth Skin within the next 24 hours. However, we don’t know the exact date of the beta’s launch just yet. What we do know for now is that it will be coming sometime this summer.

Minecraft Earth was developed by Mojang, the creator of the Minecraft series that is known as the best-selling video game of all time. This game is much like Pokémon Go, but instead of catching Pocket Monsters, you construct Minecraft structures. The main goal is to let the players build things from their wildest imaginations and share them with others through the real world, not inside TV screens or computers.

Minecraft Earth allows you to do a lot of things. Its mother title, Minecraft has always been about the spirit of crafting; however, Minecraft Earth takes crafting to a whole new level. You can build on flat surfaces using the tabletop mode that has 3D holograms. After finishing your masterpiece, you can turn it into a life-size model through augmented reality and experience your whole creation in a more realistic way. You can then share this with others and check out their creations as well.

The developers reassured that Minecraft Earth will have the mobs you all know and loved in Minecraft, in addition to new ones native to the AR title as well. You will be able to breed one-of-a-kind variants as time goes by, then use them to populate your creations. You can meet new friends with the same interests in mind or even combine ideas with friends to build awesome structures. Just as Pokémon Go made millions of people step outside and look for Pokémon, Minecraft Earth also wants you to explore the world or even just your neighborhood. Watch as the streets fill up with buildings from another dimension.

Are you also excited for this game to come to life? Let’s look out for more news this summer and hopefully an exact date of release. For now, tell us what you think about Minecraft Earth.

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