Minecraft Earth The augmented reality mobile franchise title, will launch in early access in early October. Microsoft publisher made the announcement today during its online Minecon 2019 event. The company also revealed that the next major game update will be called Nether Update.
A free-to-play game, Minecraft Earth is currently in closed beta in a small number of cities, including London, Seattle, Stockholm and Tokyo. Early access will be phased in across countries.
"Initially, we will launch in a few smaller markets," Microsoft says in a statement, "and once we have achieved good results in those markets, add more countries every few days / weeks until we are eventually worldwide on this holiday. "
In Minecraft Earth, players use their Android and iOS phones to collect real-world building resources through" tappables ", in some way similar to Pokémon Go players, who collect Pokémon heroes. Minecraft Earth then assigns players to the construction of their own extended worlds of "slab construction" that can be won or purchased. Build Plates is a bit like pre-built Lego kits that allow players to engage with the represented world, then deconstruct it and use its elements to build new worlds.
Additional and rare resources can also be gained from "adventures", which are virtual game spaces scattered around neighborhoods where players work alone or with others to solve puzzles, defeat enemies, or extract resources.
The early access version of the game will include "a minimal set of great player experience features", with additional items to be added early next year. "We want to take the game into the hands of the players as soon as possible," said the statement, "both for the community to enjoy and to help us shape the growth and functionality of the game as we move. Forward. "
You can find out more about Minecraft Earth in our hands with the game since its announcement in May. We will also review the early access issue as soon as it is available.
Meanwhile, Minecraft 's Netcraft Update will introduce a new race of creatures called Piglins. They are described as "a hostile mobster who really likes gold" and are attacked by players when they open crates. A new Copper Block resource is being introduced to complement the recent introduction of bees and hives. There is no information yet on the timing of the update, though last year the Village and Pillage update was announced at Minecon 201