The Minecraft team at Microsoft has finally taken the wraps off a new mobile augmented reality game.
It’s called Minecraft Earth, and it’s going to bring an augmented reality (or AR) Minecraft world to your Android or iOS smartphone later this year.
The graphics are given a bit of blocky Minecraft paint, but the overall look and feel of the overworld map isn’t far off previous games in this genre.
If you want to pick up loot sitting twenty feet away, you must walk there.
There’s no shortcuts or alternatives to playing in AR.
That’s where the blocks you collected on your commute or a walk through the nearest park can be used to build a home, a castle, or a dungeon.