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Minecraft Earth: block building game moves into the real world

May 17, 2019 at 02:01PM

Microsoft has launched an augmented reality version of the bestselling game, which follows Pokémon Go on to the streets

Since its beta launch in 2009, the blocky, world-building adventure game Minecraft has been released on more than 20 different platforms, from PC to consoles to mobile phones, selling 176m copies. Now it’s heading somewhere new: the real world.

News of a Minecraft AR (augmented reality) app leaked a few weeks ago, but now Microsoft has officially announced Minecraft Earth. It is being developed at the company’s Redmond campus, using an array of its mobile, GPS and tracking technologies.

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