Microsoft announces Minecraft Earth closed beta, iOS gets it first

Microsoft announces Minecraft Earth closed beta, iOS gets it first
Unveiled two months ago, Microsoft's take on Pokemon GO – Minecraft Earth will be launched at some point this year. Until the game is ready for launch, developers announced players will now be able to sign up for the closed beta, which will begin later this month.

The closed beta will launch for iOS in the next two weeks, while the Android version will be made available at a later date. Of course, since this is a closed beta, a limited number of participants will be accepted, which will allow Microsoft to calibrate its servers for the official launch.

All those who are selected to participate in the closed beta will receive an invitation email to the email address associated with the Microsoft Account or Xbox Live account they have submitted in their registration.

There's one more requirement that beta testers must absolutely meet in order to play Minecraft Earth from the beginning to the end of the closed beta. According to Microsoft, those who are selected for the closed beta will have to play at least once every 7 days, otherwise, their spots will be given to someone else.

If you haven't yet signed up for the beta, you can still do that on the Minecraft Earth's official website. Apart from the chance to be one of the first to play the game, Microsoft also offers a free skin for Minecraft Earth and Minecraft Bedrock to those who sign up for the closed beta.



1. vgking9699

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

Of course it starts as iOS exclusive cuz that’s where the money is at, cuz if you can afford an iPhone then typically you are also one who can afford to actually pay for app and in app purchases so that’s good for developers But on android, so many uses are too poor to pay for apps Just think of the millions of homeless people who get free government phones, they likely don’t sit around spending money in google play store lol Then you have people who got android as their smartphone cuz it’s all they can afford through carriers like boost mobile, virgin mobile, straight talk, metro pcs and xfinity mobile most like spend very little on apps either Where as most iPhone uses are those with the normal carriers of T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon and are typically people with more money to spend So makes much more sense for app developers to bring their apps to iOS where they can actually make money

2. Critical54

Posts: 36; Member since: May 04, 2016

Too bad you sound like a jackass considering this isn't in full release for one, It's a closed beta, Highly unlikely to have much if at all microtransactions during this closed beta, And any smart developer will launch their product on multiple plaforms. It's worth noting that back when Minecraft wasn't an AR game and was being introduced to the mobile ecosystem, It launched on Android, A full month prior to iOS, In early Alpha at that. And it's not even "exclusive" numerous apps/games have done this before, To the fact that either ones platform wasn't ready yet, And guess what, They launched one or the other before the other. Lastly, Minecraft Earth is free, Jackass.

3. mackan84

Posts: 647; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Even if it wasn’t a closed beta, he still sounds like a jackass...

4. vgking9699

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

Fandroids don’t like the truth lol

5. vgking9699

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

It’s gonna be full of in app purchases moron

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