REDMOND, Washington — Minecraft celebrated its 10 year anniversary this month. The game launched on PC on May 17, 2010. Minecraft’s original creator Mojang — a Swedish developer sold to Microsoft for $2.5 billion in 2014.
It has sold more than 176 million copies to-date in virtually every country in the world.
As a way to celebrate 10 years for the franchise, Microsoft announced a brand-new Minecraft game – Minecraft Earth.
The game’s mechanics are simple: explore your neighborhood to find blocks and unique mobs for your builds. Once you have them, any flat surface is an opportunity to build. Team up with friends to create amazing builds on Build Plates, and then place them in the real world to explore at life-size. You can even put your survival skills to the test and battle mobs IRL! Craft new items, breed mobs, grow crops –it’s Minecraft as you know it in a way you’ve never seen before. There’s endless fun to be had and it’s even better with friends.
The game blends state-of-the-art Microsoft technology like Azure Spatial Anchors AR tracking and PlayFab integration to bring the Minecraft Earth experience to life.