Minecraft Earth has proven to be an exciting augmented reality sandbox title, whether you’re passionate about the universe based on the legendary crafting game or not. Tens of thousands of people play Minecraft Earth, as the game is available for Android and iOS devices.
Unfortunately for the Minecraft Earth fans, it’s the end of the road for the augmented reality game. Microsoft itself made the sad announcement, as 2021 will shut down the game forever.
After many great adventures, we’ve made the difficult decision to close down Minecraft Earth in June 2021. We’re so grateful for all your support, and today’s last build includes several adjustments to make these last months as fun as possible:
— Minecraft (@Minecraft) January 5, 2021
But Minecraft Earth players will also have an interesting farewell update at their disposal. Developer Mojang’s upcoming addition will make the game ‘as fun as possible’. Not only that the gamers will get to craft and build much faster, but real-money transactions will also disappear.
Mojang supports COVID-19 restrictions
Mojang also issued the following statement:
We hope these adjustments will allow you to explore, craft, and build more – while staying safe indoors.
Also, the studio declared:
We’re eternally grateful for the amazing talent in the Minecraft community,
This was not an easy decision, and we’re doing everything we can to make sure you get the most out of Minecraft Earth before it sunsets.
If you’re among the numerous players of Minecraft Earth, Microsoft will delete your player data on July 1st. Also, if you’ve spent any money through the game, you will receive a token that you can use for downloading the Bedrock edition to your phone.
With or without Minecraft Earth, developers will continue to release augmented reality games. The concept of roaming across the real world for seeking virtual scenarios is as catchy as it can be, and more and more developers will continue to apply it for their creations in the near future.
Based out of Detroit, Tonia Nissen has been writing for Optic Flux since 2017 and is presently our Managing Editor. An experienced freelance health writer, Tonia obtained an English BA from the University of Detroit, then spent over 7 years working in various markets as a television reporter, producer and news videographer. Tonia is particularly interested in scientific innovation, climate technology, and the marine environment.