Minecraft Earth Release Date Announced (But There's a Catch)

Published: September 30, 2019 11:39 AM /


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The Minecraft Earth Early Access release date has been announced, but it's not as clear cut as one might hope. Mojang has stated that a lucky few people will be able to get their hands on this upcoming game before the year is over. The catch, however, is when everyone else will be able to get it.

If you've somehow missed this game, Minecraft Earth is an upcoming augmented reality game based on the popular open-world survival sandox title Minecraft. While it shares many of the same elements (namely building things with blocks and messing around with adorable cubic creatures), it's also a vastly different experience that makes use of your phone's camera.

We now know the Minecraft Earth release date, but it won't be the same for everyone.

When is the Minecraft Earth Release Date?

According to PCGamesNMinecraft Earth is going to start releasing in October 2019. The key words there are "start releasing" — there is not going to be a simultaneous worldwide release.

Apparently, Mojang isn't all that keen on a data center burning down from millions of downloads, so they're going with a somewhat different launch strategy for this upcoming game. Minecraft Earth will launch in smaller markets at first beginning in October and new countries and locations will be added to the pool every few days or weeks after that.

This will more or less be an early access launch with some core features available for everyone to enjoy; additional content is to be expected sometime in the Spring of 2020.

For now, all you can do is pre-register for the game and cross your fingers. You can sign up to play Minecraft Earth on the game's official website.

What do you think of the Minecraft Earth release date being staggered around the world? Do you mind waiting, or would you prefer that everyone get the game at the same time? Let us know in the comments below!

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