Minecraft Earth AR released for Android and iOS, marking 10th anniversary of the sandbox game

By Digit NewsDesk | Updated 20 May 2019
Minecraft Earth AR released for Android and iOS, marking 10th anniversary of the sandbox game
  • Minecraft Earth is a new augmented reality game for smartphones.
  • The game was announced at the tenth anniversary of Minecraft.
  • Microsoft acquired Minecraft from its creator in 2014.

Minecraft celebrated its 10th anniversary and to mark the big milestone, the developers of the game, Mojang and Microsoft, have announced Minecraft Earth, an AR game for iOS and Android. The game has been officially announced and the blog post reads, “This is Minecraft like you’ve never experienced it before, allowing you to give your day-to-day life a Minecraft makeover!”

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Speaking of the things that you can do in Minecraft Earth, you can explore the real world through the eyes of Minecraft. You will be able to transform your real life neighbourhood into the Minecraft world. Players will also be able to team up with other Minecraft Earth players bringing a new level of multiplayer to the game. To know everything you can do in the game, you can check out the official blog. There is no information about the release date of the game and those interested can sign up for the Beta here.

Speaking of AR games, the one that has garnered maximum attention in the recent past has been Pokemon Go. The game made people get out of their houses and take to the streets to hunt for popular Pokemons. The game also converted city landmarks into “Gyms” where people could battle it out to find rare Pokemon. 

Not only AR, but gaming on smartphones in general has gained a lot of popularity in the past few years. From simple puzzle games to AR games and even multiplayer games like PUBG and Call of Duty are fighting for your attention and battery life. PUBG has helped a lot of young Indians earn a living by streaming their games and you can check out how they are streaming their way to the bank here. Call of Duty recently went into Beta and you can check out our impressions of the game here

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