Mojang’s augmented reality sandbox title Minecraft Earth is coming to an end this June. Given how difficult moving freely and collaborating with others has been post-COVID 19, the development team has decided to re-allocate its resources to other areas. It will release another update that will allow players to have fun “while staying safe indoors.”
All content and service support for the title will end on June 30th. Past this point, Minecraft Earth won’t be available to download or play. July 1st will see the developer deleting all player data except for Character Creator and Minecoin entitlements. More details on the process can be seen on this FAQ.
Today’s update will include all content that’s been unreleased till now along dramatic reductions in ruby costs and removing real-money transactions. Unused crafting and smelting boosts have also been replaced with radius boosts at the same level. Players who sign in from January 5th to June 30th will also receive a set of Character Creator items.
Those with unspent rubies will receive Minecoins to spend on the Minecraft Marketplace for all kinds of items. If one has purchased anything in Minecraft Earth, they’ll receive a copy of Minecraft (Bedrock version) for free. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.