Microsoft finally brings Minecraft Earth on Android devices, but only in beta

Joanna Estrada
August 25, 2019

Players can also work together to create joint projects, or find new mobs ("mobile", or living, game entities), like the muddy pig and moobloom.

Minecraft - the pixelated creative game which recently celebrated its 10 year birthday is now more popular than ever thanks to an active community, constant and complex updates and now a smartphone-based, augmented reality spinoff, which looks extremely exciting.

Minecraft Earth will reproduce numerous same core gameplay features of Minecraft, with AR twists. It's game mechanics are similar to other AR titles, such as Pokemon Go.

As first reported by Mobile Game Network, Mojang's upcoming take on Ingress and Pokemon Go, Minecraft Earth, is now available for pre-registration over on Google Play. It's just the beta version so there may still be bugs and issues. The closed beta will be available for phones running at least Android 7 Nougat OS.

To sign up, you'll also need a Microsoft or Xbox Live account and app store log-in.

If you're interested in participating, you'll have to head over to the Minecraft Earth sign-up page to register for to try the closed beta. It brings the world of Minecraft right into your universe. Only players 18 and older are eligible for the Android beta. Participation is limited in these closed betas, so signing up isn't a guarantee that you'll get in. And as with the Minecraft desktop edition, feel free to use your survival skills because you'll need all the power and help you can get.

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