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|Mojang AB, Microsoft Corporation|
|Sandbox, Augmented Reality|
|iOS and Android|
|International Release Date(s)|
|Closed Beta: July 16, 2019|
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Minecraft Earth is an augmented reality (AR) sandbox mobile game developed by Mojang AB and based on Minecraft, where players can build structures and collect materials by travelling to real world locations. It was first announced on May 17, 2019 and will be available as a free-to-play game on Android and iOS smartphones.
Development[edit | edit source]
During Microsoft Build 2015, Microsoft's HoloLens team unveiled an AR version of Minecraft. On May 8, 2019, a trailer showcasing some AR mods in Minecraft Earth was released, and the game was officially announced on May 17, 2019.
Release[edit | edit source]
On July 16, 2019, the iOS closed beta for the game was released firstly in Seattle and London, then in Stockholm, Tokyo, and Mexico City over the next two days. Android users in these cities were granted access to the closed beta on August 30, 2019.
The game was released in early access in New Zealand and Iceland on October 17, 2019. On October 29, Australia, Mexico, and Sweden received early access, followed by a release in Canada, the Philippines, and South Korea on October 31; a release in the United Kingdom on November 5; and a United States release a week later on November 12. It was released in Japan, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland on November 19, 2019; and it was released in India on November 21, 2019.
On December 11, 2019, Minecraft Earth was opened for global access.
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