Minecraft Earth has been one of the most popular choices for a lot of gamers in the past years. Now with the changes in technology and everything switching to mobile, Minecraft can now be accessible through your Smartphones and tablets. It has a lot of similarities to the original game, take a look below at some of the things you should know about the latest portable version.
The Wonders of Augmented Reality
The great thing about this game is that you’re actually building in the real world, the game gives you a chance to bring your Minecraft creations to life right in front of you. According to the people at Geeky Matters, even the animals from the regular game are still going to be there in Minecraft Earth, where they can be found, bred and used to populate your creations. It’s truly amazing how the gaming world is shifting to AR and brings the games we love to life. Literally living and interacting and building in the game’s world as if you’re really there, walk around and build and design everything you want in the real world.
Has It Launched Yet?
This AR and sandbox game was first announced on the 17th of May, 2019. It’s currently undergoing a closed Beta that’s only available for iOS users, showing a lot of promise and potential. Many people have said that it’s really engaging and a lot of fun, most people have been already crazy about games like Pokemon Go, so they’re loving this version of Minecraft too. Microsoft has created a website for players to sign up for the closed beta, and it’s intended to release the game in a gradual rollout. No dates have been confirmed or announced just yet, so we just have to wait and see.
Is It For Free?
Yes, Minecraft Earth is completely free and you can download it easily. There are even reports that there aren’t any micro-transactions or loot-boxes in the game, this has made a lot of people very happy and more likely to sign up and play. A lot of people don’t like the “Pay-To-Play” system of some games these days.
How Can You Get Your Building Materials?
Minecraft Earth uses GPS data and you can move around anywhere and anytime. In the original game, you just had to chop and smash things to get blocks. But in this game, while you walk and run outside, you’d be able to find tappable objects like trees or stone blocks. You basically just come closer and tap on it to loot all the blocks you want, you can even go to a real pond or river and start fishing and get actual fish for your game. It’s really exciting.
Is It a Single-Player or Multiplayer Game?
The great thing about Minecraft Earth is that the choice is up to you, you can invite people if you connect together with your phones by using something similar to the QR code system, and they get into your world and see your creations and build with you. It’s still a dangerous world and still has creepers and skeletons wandering about, so having some back up is great. If someone you’ve invited is ruining your work, you can simply boot them out of your world and they can’t see it anymore.
The Gaming World Is Changing
Technologies like AR are really changing everything we know, and when you combine it with mobile gaming, it’s such an exciting experience! And hey, it’s good exercise too, if you think about it, walking and running around and having fun at the same time. A highly anticipated game that everyone is waiting for patiently, maybe not so patiently for some though!