Mojang has announced today that its augmented reality title Minecraft Earth will be shutting down on June 30th this year. The AR adventure title has only been around for two years but clearly hasn't performed as well as the developers had hoped since people weren't able to be out and about as much due to Covid-19.
As you might expect, being a spin-off from a huge IP such as Minecraft, the game did receive some interest from players. It was downloaded over 5 million times on Google Play alone, for instance. Reviews were relatively optimistic too, with many users describing the game as having potential.
The announcement was made on both the Minecraft Earth Twitter account and through a blog post on the game's site. It was also revealed that it will be updated one last time before it closes its doors later this year.
Minecraft Earth will be closing down in June 2021. Please read our full message below for details. We appreciate all the support from the community! ???? https://t.co/RqMPIwOSkC pic.twitter.com/Ph2x8isf1g — Minecraft Earth (@minecraftearth) January 5, 2021
This will include the Super Season, which will be a five-month-long season with plenty of rewards and challenges to complete before the game vanishes. It will also introduce a host of Character Creator items, new mobs and reduced time for both crafting and smelting. You can check out all the details over on the game's official website.
This will be our last update, so we made it a good one! Please enjoy and thank you for being a part of the community! ???? Introducing the Super Season
???? New Character Creator items
?? Reduced time for crafting & smelting
???????????????????? So many new mobs ? https://t.co/OBpzUcz2Ck ? pic.twitter.com/Dnl9R9HQLP — Minecraft Earth (@minecraftearth) January 5, 2021
Minecraft Earth will continue to be available over on the App Store and Google Play until June 30th 2021. It was a free-to-play game with in-app purchases, though real-money purchases will be removed with the final update. However, if you purchased anything in the game with money you'll be eligible for a free copy of Minecraft.Looking for more games to play online? Here are 25 of the best multiplayer games available for iPhone and iPad
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