Minecraft Earth was Mojang’s tackle Pokémon Go, a cellular spin-off that allow you to expertise a well-known world by means of the light magic of augmented actuality. The undeniable fact that I’m utilizing previous tense right here ought to most likely tip you off, nevertheless, that Minecraft’s tackle the formulation has not been as fashionable as Pokémon’s. Minecraft Earth has obtained its remaining replace, and can be shutting down slightly below two years after its preliminary launch.

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

So sure, COVID-19 primarily ended Minecraft Earth. (Just like the XFL.) Pokémon Go had to make a number of adjustments to replicate our new ‘you should probably stay inside’ actuality, permitting gamers to extra simply have interaction with the sport’s programs from dwelling.

Minecraft Earth formally shuts down on June 30, 2021. After that time, it would now not be obtainable to obtain or play. Player information can be deleted on July 1.

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Today, January 5, marked Minecraft Earth’s remaining replace, which eliminated real-money transactions, and decreased prices and time necessities for numerous options to assist gamers see all the things the sport has left to supply.

If you’ve ever bought something in Minecraft Earth, you’ll get a free copy of Minecraft: Bedrock Edition in your hassle. Additionally, any ruby stability you’ve acquired in your account can be transformed to Minecoins, which you should utilize to make purchases on the Marketplace.

Minecraft itself, after all, is nowhere near shutting down, regardless of persistent nonsense from varied corners of the web. The Minecraft 1.17 update is on the way in which later this yr.