Calling all Minecraft fans! Microsoft, the makers of Minecraft, have revealed their next big push for the game: Augmented Reality. Remember Pokemon Go? Where augmented reality superimposed Pokemon stuff onto your own surroundings. You had to use the phone and catch Pokemon on the street, or in your bathroom, or somewhere else in your world.
Microsoft has just released a trailer of Minecraft Earth, their new version juiced up with augmented reality. This allows players to use their phones and collect blocks and resources in their neighbourhoods, go home and build something with these blocks, individually or collaboratively with your friends. You can even find parks where peoples’ creations are up for display, and drop your own creations into areas for people to experience. The creators say that they have covered the entire planet in Minecraft!
Pokemon Go was a big craze at one point, and The Verge magazine says it had 20 million users. With this move, Microsoft is upping the game for the 91 million Minecraft users it has out there! It looks pretty cool, check it out!
When will it be out? Apparently they will start rolling out their ‘beta’ or test version this summer. We can’t wait!
Written by: Sunaina Murthy