If you ever wanted Pokemon Go to have a little less Pikachu and a little more Creeper, Microsoft has a game for you. Minecraft Earth will be pursued by cell phones this summer as a limited beta, and will blend the power of augmented reality with the bullies and skins of Minecraft to create a whole new world of building and exploring.
In an interview with Verge, game manager Torfi Olafsson Minecraft Earth is an "adaptation" of the popular sandbox game instead of a straight port. However, the game is built on the same bedrock engine, so it brings along many of the same elements along with some new ones. "We have tried to be very true with the kind of core purpose posts of Minecraft ," said Olafsson, "and we have worked with the design team in Stockholm to ensure that the spirit of the game is completed.
As Pokemon Go and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Minecraft Earth is not a game to be played on a sofa. When exploring your neighborhood, Minecraft characters, variants and others "Tapables" fill the screen and you have to collect them to fill your buildings. Olafsson said Minecraft Earth actually incorporates real nature into the game so you can fish a lake and cut down trees: "Minecraft pigs like parades around your local park? It's going to be your reality. "
You & # 39; I will also be able to work with your friends, as well as fighting bullies and taking on challenges when the world grows and you are struggling to survive. To build such a collaborative environment, Microsoft lent Holholens team to develop "machine vision algorithms so that real objects can be used as anchors for digital content. "Verge was impressed by his demonstration, but noted that the game felt" a bit chaotic with several people involved, "so Microsoft still has some work to do.
One thing Mincecraft Earth does not want, but is boxing. unclear exactly how Microsoft is planning to make money from the free game game, it indicated to Verge that objects, skins and rupees (Minecraft's form of currency) will be sold.
Minecraft Earth is launched as a closed beta during the summer ahead of its broad release. There is no guarantee that you will be turned in, but you can sign up "for a chance" to be one of the early tests. To register, you need an Android phone running Android 7 Nougat or an iPhone running iOS 10 or later, as well as a Microsoft or Xbox Live account and app store login. Anyone who is accepted into the beta will also receive a free earthquake.