A recent report has confirmed that Minecraft Earth, which is Microsoft’s upcoming augmented reality (AR) mobile game will soon show its presence in the form of closed beta on Android devices in London, Mexico City, Seattle, Stockholm, and Tokyo
A report says that in selected locations the closed beta of the game is live on iOS devices since a few days, but this is the first time that Android users have been provided a chance to play the game.
“We’re rolling out the red carpet for new developments on the Minecraft Earth closed beta! First of all, a big earthy welcome to our Android players, who can join in on the fun as we roll out this next phase of the closed beta,” the official announcement reads. “This rollout will be occurring throughout the week – so keep checking back to see if Minecraft Earth has reached your city/village/cave!”
Not only did Micorosft announced the launch of Minecraft Earth beta on Android, but the Windowmaker also confirmed that the game would have in-game digital currency and the company will make most of the money from the game.
“We are adding a new feature as well: rubies,” explains a post on the official Minecraft blog. “Rubies are a form of in-game currency that everyone can earn by playing the game that allows you to buy build plates during the closed beta. Android users will be able to purchase rubies during the closed beta, but don’t worry iOS users – we have plans to roll this feature out to you very soon! Rubies, whether you buy or earn them, are linked to your Xbox Live account and will stay with you through Early Access and beyond!”
As of now limited information is available on this part, and we will update the article soon if more information comes our way.