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Minecraft Earth has been announced

The new Minecraft augmented reality game has been revealed as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations, and it's a big one.

  • Ben LyonsBen Lyons

A new Minecraft game has been announced to coincide with the game's 10th-anniversary celebration. The new title is still being developed by Mojang, but will be a step away from tradition as it brings the pixelated world of Minecraft into reality through the power of AR (augmented reality) gameplay.

So far, we've been able to see a short reveal trailer, showing the potential for the title, featuring a player bringing builds and blocks into their life. How exactly the game will operate is yet to be determined, however, we do know the game will encourage players to create, collect, collaborate, and explore as they play. This may mean traveling around and obtaining blocks to be able to build, similar to how the Pokèstops and encounters work on Pokèmon Go.

Likewise, an official blog post bringing more information about the title seems to suggest there will be both friendly and enemy encounters throughout the game, meaning players will have to be prepared to fight off Creepers at and away from their game system.

Currently, there is no release date for the title but there is a closed beta which bidding players can sign up for, unlocking them an exclusive Earth Skin for Minecraft itself. We do know however that the game will be free of charge when it lands on IOS and Android, featuring absolutely no purchasable loot boxes.

Till then, players can load into a free downloadable map, celebrating the past ten years of Minecraft through the in-game store. Trust us, it's worth taking a look at.

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