Happy birthday to Minecraft. It’s ten years old today and one of the most successful games ever. Minecraft has sold 176 million copies to date in virtually every country in the world according to a blog post from Microsoft.
Part of the birthday celebrations includes the announcement of Minecraft Earth. This is a new free-to-play augmented reality game that “will bring the creative nature of Minecraft to the real world”.
Microsoft say “The game’s mechanics are simple: explore your neighborhood to find blocks and unique mobs for your builds. Once you have them, any flat surface is an opportunity to build. Team up with friends to create amazing builds on Build Plates, and then place them in the real world to explore at life-size. You can even put your survival skills to the test and battle mobs IRL! Craft new items, breed mobs, grow crops –it’s Minecraft as you know it in a way you’ve never seen before. There’s endless fun to be had and it’s even better with friends.”
More info will be released soon.