Mojang revealed augmented reality game Minecraft Earth earlier this year, and now they have even more exciting news for us, as a closed beta has been announced courtesy of the trailer below.
Talking about the beta experience, we also get to see some gameplay, which should look familiar if you've played other AR mobile games like Pokémon Go. Your character appears on the real-world map, and just like in normal Minecraft you can change your skin. You can grab items called Tappables, and there are mob variations like a Muddy Pig as opposed to a Pig, with differing rarities.
Once you collect resources in the world you can then build using your camera on a flat surface, with different plates to choose from as you level up (which can be done by collecting Tappables). This all works as it does in Minecraft, as fire spreads, water flows, and animals roam. Friends can even come in to drop resources and join your world.
Perhaps the coolest feature is that you can then place these plates in the real-world, and they're life-sized, meaning you can walk around inside your creation, which you can see in action below.
For your chance to try this out in closed beta, heard over to Minecraft Earth's website to register.
Does this concept look cool?