Minecraft Earth will shut down in June – TechCrunch

During 2019, Microsoft A real-world, augmented reality Minecraft game used with the creation of the same vein as Pokémon Go. What is called Minecraft Earth will eventually Opened it to everyone In November of 2019.

In a few months, it will stop and all player data will be deleted.

So what happened? The Minecraft Earth Team writes:

Minecraft Earth was designed around free movement and collaborative play – two things that have become impossible in the current global situation. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to reallocate our resources to other areas that provide value to the Minecraft community and end support for Minecraft Earth in June 2021.

In other words: This game is not just going to work in an epidemic. Pokémon Go can heal for a thank you Strong foundation of super dedicated players And a steady stream of curious newcomers, but it will be very difficult to go from zero to sixty with real-world games when everyone should stay home.

What will happen next:

  • The team is releasing a final patch that removes all in-app purchases and makes all in-game mechanics easier / faster
  • On June 30, the game closes. Even if you have already installed it, it will stop working.
  • On July 1st, they are deleting all player data.
  • Anyone who has spent any money in Minecraft Earth is getting a free copy of the Minecraft Bedrock Edition, and players who have unused Minecraft Earth rubies will receive an unspecified amount of Minecraft that will work in the Minecraft-appropriate market

It’s a disappointing ending that was actually a very good concept – but if they’re announcing its shutdown barely a year after launch, the data probably suggest they can’t do anything else.