Minecraft Earth, the AR version of the classic Minecraft game, was announced back in May this year, but its closed beta testing was limited to only a few regions. The availability of Minecraft Earth has now expanded between India as well as other countries. Minecraft Earth’s early access to Android and iOS is now in India. Early access to Minecraft Earth also brings some new features that are yet to come on the beta channel, such as Adventures, new crowd variants, smelting and crafting among others.
Apart from India, early access to Minecraft Earth is now available in Australia, Canada, Germany, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and other regions in the United States. You can download Minecraft for iPhone and iPad from the App Store here, while the Android version of the game is ready to download from the Play Store here (Note: An error on the link time for Minecraft Earth on Android mentioned in the official blog post Page returned (writing of this article).
Talking about what’s new in early access to Minecraft Earth, it brings adventures, new crowded versions, and more. Adventures is tailor-made for a social multiplayer session and is officially described as “procedurally generated, small slices of the limited-time Minecraft world that lets you play in augmented reality”. Adventures will put players’ survival skills to the test as they brave the hostile crowd in the game.
Early access to Minecraft Earth will allow players to throw an buildplate to build an interactive Minecraft diorama, craft and smelt resources, create a structure to collaborate with other players, and more. The smelting device will allow players to work in ingots, while crafting will allow them to create items instead of searching.