Microsoft represents Minecraft Earth after not even two years ago. The company had rough tarpaulin with the game for Augmented Reality (AR). Released from autumn 2019, Minecraft Earth should be an alternative to the then popular Ar game Pokemon Go. On Tuesday, the Minecraft team has ended the end.
On the 30th. June officially introduces Microsoft to the support for Minecraft Earth; From July you can not download the game or play. Then all the player data will be deleted. Both the Android and the iOS version are affected.
Reason for the attitude of Minecraft Earth is that the game is designed to move freely in the world and play together. While the Coronavirus pandemic is almost unemployed worldwide, notes the Minecraft team. Therefore, Microsoft wants to use his resources otherwise otherwise.
One last update
Before the time has come, Microsoft once again provides a new and last version of Minecraft Earth. All real money transactions are removed and the cost of game elements, which are paid with virtual rubies, as well as construction times significantly reduced. This means crafting and build easier and safer from home.
There are also some new, not published game components. Players who are now logging in, should get some extra elements for their game character to get started and for their limited playing time.
Anyone who has already invested genuine money as a player of Minecraft Earth, gets his virtual rubies as so-called Minecoins. This is accepted by Microsoft in the Minecraft Marketplace, for example, for other minecraft versions or mini-games. In addition, players who had previously completed a purchase in Minecraft Earth, a free copy of the "Bedrock Edition" Minercraft.
Building in the Augmented Reality
Minecraft Earth has been available in Germany since November 2019 and is based on other augmented reality titles like Pokemon Go, however, this technology takes much more serious. During the AR functionality at Pokemon Go is just a gimmick that most players never or only activate only briefly, you can not play Minecraft Earth without activated smartphone camera.
Minecraft Earth: Impresses from the Klotchen-Augmented-Reality
The environment has Minecraft Earth despite Klosschenlook well again: Building are sublime, straws and fibers are distinguishable.
Minecraft Earth is based on the OpenStreetmap the world in its well-known block optics. Real buildings are characterized by slight surveys in the game world. In addition, actual AR elements such as construction mode, in which player with enabled mobile phone camera can be placed blocks and creatures on a flat surface, such as a table. So buildings and landscapes can be set up in reduced mabboat, which seemingly inserted into the real world.
The Minecraft team thanks all players and the Minecraft community. The attitude of Minecraft Earth was not a slight decision. The operator hopes that the players from the wedding version get the best.