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Microsoft unveils Minecraft Earth, the new AR hotness

The Next Web Friday, 17 May 2019
Microsoft unveils Minecraft Earth, the new AR hotnessIn celebration of Minecraft‘s tenth anniversary, Microsoft played its Pokemon GO card and released an augmented reality phone app that shows the game pasted over the real world, called Minecraft Earth. This is perhaps the most novel way of incorporating AR into a game since the original Pokemon GO, but it just makes sense, doesn’t it? Minecraft is an exaggerated version of our world, so it doesn’t look too jarring when pasted over our daily environs. According to Microsoft, players will be able to gather resources, collaborate with other players on builds, and encounter mobs of creatures — some of which will be hostile and must be fought, which reminds…

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Minecraft to Release New Augmented Reality Game 'Minecraft Earth' 'Minecraft Earth' was announced by Microsoft in honor of Minecraft’s recent ten year anniversary. The beta version will be available for iOS and Android mobile devices this coming summer, with participation sign ups already open to...

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