Microsoft announced Minecraft Earth with augmented reality in the spirit of Pokemon Go

In early May, Microsoft teaser Minecraft augmented reality, and today the company officially announced

Minecraft Earth.

What is known

According to the developers, gamers will be able todo the usual things, like building, exploring the world, hunting monsters and completing tasks. The difference is that now the map will be a real spherical Earth, and not square and virtual. Minecraft Earth will also add animals, objects and plants already familiar to game fans. Survival mode is also left, but now the monsters will have to track down using a smartphone.

“Imagine the scene: you walk around the neighborhood and see a patch of grass. The grass is beautiful and all that, but you see this patch every day. It gets a little boring and it practically makes a talented builder decorate it. Thus, you get your phone and create a beautiful building on a nearby picnic table. Then you place your colorful Minecraft creation on real grass, ”the description says.

Minecraft Earth will be free, but developerspromise that they will not add lutboksy. Gamers will be able to play in the summer of 2019 on Android and iOS, when the closed beta test begins. To participate in testing, you need to fill out a form and register. They will launch Minecraft Earth in all regions, but alternately for "the best gaming experience."