Gameplay for Minecraft Earth revealed at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, allows players to explore their builds

After being announced just a few short weeks ago, we finally got a look at the gameplay of the free-to-play mobile AR game, Minecraft Earth. Within the game, you’ll be able to build in tabletop mode with 3D holograms and with the use of People Occlusion, players can explore their builds.

Today, we gave you the answers to at least one of those burning questions! On stage at Apple’s WWDC, our very own Saxs Persson and Lydia Winters demonstrated how you can build in tabletop mode with 3D holograms. And then bring those creations to life with full-size augmented reality. Thanks to some new iOS-only features, you can even step into your builds yourself!

A nifty new piece of tech called People Occlusion is what allowed real-life Lydia to show up in the build, and pull one of those levers inside to trigger the feathery fowl-fall. This means that you, too, will be able to walk through your builds as if they existed in real life. And as Saxs and Lydia demonstrated on stage, other people will be able to see you mess around inside your own build. Start practising those ‘proud creator’ poses!

Mojang is currently allowing eager fans to sign up for a closed beta of Minecraft Earth. The beta will require a phone that runs at least Android 7 or iOS 10. For more information, or to sign up, visit the official website.

Sean Anthony likes to combine two of his passions: gaming and writing. Gaming has been a huge part of his life ever since he played his first game as a child, Kirby's Adventure. He aspires to have his name attached to an article that makes the whole world go, "Huh, that's neat, I guess."

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