A month ago, Microsoft released Minecraft Earth beta, which only compatible with iOS devices. Now, Mojang and Microsoft revealed that Minecraft Earth beta would be expanding the block-building adventure game for Android devices sometime in next week.[wpinsertshortcodead id=”bzyqm5d3e04029f48f”]
The software giant is encouraging players to sign-up for the Android version to get an early shot of playing. Users require an Augmented Reality (AR) handset running Android 7 or higher. Generally, the modern and more powerful the handset is, the better the game will run.[wpinsertshortcodead id=”zxikm5d3e04a8f1451″]
Minecraft Earth is an AR game similar to Harry Potter: Wizards Uniteand Pokémon Go. It is a block-building adventure game much like the existing Minecraft for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. The only difference is that it uses Augmented Reality to overlay Minecraft creations in the real world.
It takes months for Microsoft to develop this game with Mojang Development Studio. Players can collaborate with friends or fellow crafters to build giant structures and able to collect materials. Microsoft aims to cover the whole world in Minecraft blocks.
Minecraft Earth beta is limited to crafting and collecting resources. However, Microsoft is preparing to include adventure modes where players will have the ability to communicate with other players or fellow crafters at designated Minecraft locations. Players can utilize to build plates to sit a Minecraft build down on a table and construct something with friends.[wpinsertshortcodead id=”bzyqm5d3e04029f48f”]
For now, Microsoft is just testing the basics before the game expands. Players can sign up over on the Minecraft Earth beta website if they’re interested in playing on Android.