Microsoft announced today that Minecraft Earth early access is available now on Android and iOS in the United States. The augmented reality (AR) game debuted previously in Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and the UK.
“Minecraft’s free-to-play mobile game blends state-of-the-art AR technology with a new version of Minecraft built on the Bedrock engine,” a Microsoft representative told me. “Early access brings new features that players in the closed beta have yet to play, including Adventures, small slices of procedurally generated, limited-time Minecraft worlds that you play in augmented reality, and new mob variants, smelting, and crafting.”
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To celebrate the release, Microsoft is hosting “Mobs in the Park” interactive and experiential events around New York City, London, and Sydney starting on Saturday, November 16. The New York events are being held at Hudson Yards on three consecutive weekends, plus Friday, November 29. You can learn more here.