At WWDC 19 earlier this year, a team from Mojang showcased their latest developments for Minecraft Earth, noting that a beta for the "real-world" augmented reality version of the popular title would be landing in the Summer (Stateside). They liked how the developers have utilized the original Minecraft game's features and functions. A lot of Minecraft fans are excited for the arrival of this augmented reality game ever since it was teased by the software giant. Instead of catching things you're going to create objects, and go on adventures that are akin to RPGs. A video about the game released these days caught our attention and put us to see Minecraft Earth in a different light.More news: Social media personality arrested for sexual assault, police say
Players can share their virtual Minecraft Earth environment and forge friendships and cooperation within the game.
The Minecraft world is just nearby. Being a closed beta, however, only a select few will be invited.More news: United Kingdom police investigate Kim Darroch cables
The new game will be available as a closed beta for iOS in the next two weeks.
Talking about the beta experience, we also get to see some gameplay, which should look familiar if you've played other AR mobile games like Pokémon Go. But hey, at least you'll get a cool free skin! You can now register yourself to the game as the Registration for the Minecraft Earth Closed Beta edition is now open! The beta is closed, so only a limited number of participants can get in on the action.More news: Jets TE Herndon suspended for four games
You'll need an iPhone or iPad running iOS 10 or later to take part, as well as a Microsoft or Xbox Live account. Those blocks can then be used to build structures on build plates (of course) that can be placed on any flat real-world surface.