Minecraft Earth a blocky alternative to Pokémon GO

Posted on May 21, 2019

Augmented reality has popped up quite a bit in recent years of mobile gaming. There was Pokémon , most recently Harry Potter, and now popular title Minecraft seems it’ll be getting its turn. Minecraft Earth was announced over the weekend and looks to be in a similar vein of these other AR titles. This move seems calculated and expected, with the cutesy world of Minecraft seeming like a well made fit for Augmented Reality.

The announcement came with an adorable live action trailer that highlights just some of the ways players may be using the game when it releases. The trailer itself proves that Minecraft Earth may actually be a mobile title gamers will want to keep an eye on this year.

Minecraft Earth

Minecraft Earth promises to have a fair few features in store, with an emphasis on collecting, exploring, collaborating and surviving. Outside of the trailer and information listed on Minecraft’s site (listed below), specifics still seem a bit vague of what players will find themselves doing.

Minecraft Earth Gameplay Features

    • Collect! Minecraft Earth features many of the mobs you know and love, along with a bunch of new ones we can’t wait to show you. Over time, you’ll get the chance to discover unique variants, and use them to populate your builds. Minecraft pigs parading around your local park? That’s about to become your reality.
    • Explore! Your real-life neighbourhood is about to take on a new dimension. Gather resources, take on challenges, and experience a whole new world to discover!
    • Collaborate! Build even better by teaming up with other Minecraft Earth players. You can craft amazing creations together. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
    • Survive! Sure, you’re good at fighting hostile mobs in Minecraft, but are you ready to battle Minecraft mobs in real life? Best of luck, because we’re going to put your survival skills to the test!

Minecraft Earth

Minecraft has recently celebrated it’s 10th(!) Anniversary and a decision like this felt due, especially with advances made with AR technology.  This announcement proves Minecraft isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Whether Minecraft and Mojang are able to pull this off is another question that is yet to be answered due to the unslated official release. However, curious audiences can now sign up for a soon to be released beta and soon be seeing those creepy creepers in everyday life!