Minecraft Earth is a new AR game that basically blends Pokemon GO with Minecraft and its early access period is now available! While the early access edition of the game won't be everything Minecraft Earth has to offer, it's a fun reason to dive back into the Minecraft-verse with a project that Mojang has been excited to share since it was first revealed back in May.

For those that signed up early for this mobile experience, there's a free Earth skin as an added incentive, which can be found here! There are tons to explore in this new experience, whether solo or with friends. According to Microsoft: 

  • Minecraft has always been a game about creativity, but Minecraft Earth gives you the chance to express yourself on a whole new scale. Share your masterpieces and delve into others' creations!
  • Minecraft Earth features many of the mobs you know and love, along with a bunch of new ones. Over time, you'll get the chance to breed unique variants, and use them to populate your builds.
  • Meet up with like-minded crafters and create masterpieces together. Work on a smaller scale with friends before taking your builds out into the wild at full size. You can even team up with others for mini-adventures!
  • Your real-life neighborhood takes on a whole new dimension thanks to Minecraft Earth. Gather resources, take on challenges, and share your imagination with others. There's a whole new world to discover!

Right now, Minecraft Earth early access is only available in the US but if everything goes according to plan, that locale expansion could be happening soon.

Like Pokemon GO, Minecraft Earth will be free to play and will be coming to iOS and Android devices later this year with early access available now in the US. Battle Minecraft mobs, create an awesome space for you and friends - Minecraft Earth is the best way to celebrate 10 years of creative fun.