Minecraft Earth Early Access Is Now Live In The US
With the growth of mobile augmented reality games such as Pokemon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, it’s only a matter of time before other franchises try to cash in on the trend. Mojang revealed earlier this year that the company would be trying their hand at the augmented reality market with Minecraft Earth, a mobile game that appears to be a blend of traditional Minecraft and Pokemon GO. Soon players will be able to get their hands on the title for themselves, but for now, only players in the United States will have a chance to explore this strange and unique take on the Minecraft franchise.
A recent Tweet has arrived for Minecraft Earth announcing that players in the US can now enjoy some early access content from the game, complete with cheeky Mojang humor. If the early access test goes the way the developers plan, more countries are sure to follow in the future. In fact, a recent post shows that the title has expanded to the United Kingdom, Canada, and more.
Hey 🇺🇸United States, we found your Minecraft Earth invite, it was behind the couch this whole time! Welcome to early access!
— Minecraft Earth (@minecraftearth) November 12, 2019
As for what players can expect to do in the early access period, it all seems fairly similar to that of the Minecraft that fans know and love: collecting resources, creating structures, exploring and more. The post explains that players will even be able to collaborate with each other as well. It’s definitely looking to set itself apart from current AR titles and hopefully, it continues to grow and expand like the rest of the franchise has over the years.
You’ll be able to throw down a buildplate and create an interactive Minecraft diorama for all to enjoy. Stumble across tappables on your walk home, and get tapping to unlock resources and unique mobs. Craft and smelt your resources and collaborate with other builders to make masterpieces together. Put your survival skills to the test as you battle hostile mobs in adventures. Or just gaze lovingly at the flower-topped friend that is the Muddy Pig, only to finally look up and realise you’ve missed your bus. Worth it!”
Minecraft Earth has no release date as of yet, but the title is expected to arrive sometime later this year for Android and iOS devices. The Minecraft franchise continues to expand and grow with numerous titles in different genres and mediums, like an upcoming board game or even the epic Minecraft RPG that’s aiming for a launch sometime next year. Will you be getting your mining tools out to try some Minecraft in the real world? What franchise do you think will try to capitalize on Augmented Reality next? Let us know your thoughts on the upcoming Minecraft AR title and more in the comments section below. As always don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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