Every few years, a new video game comes out that completely blows everyone's minds. There's Pokémon Go, which continues to be incredibly popular. Of course, Fortnite is still top of the list with hundreds of millions of users around the world. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a HP-Pokémon hybrid coming out soon. But before all of these came out, there was Minecraft. The builder game came out 10 years ago, but still ranks as one of the most popular games around, with 176 million copies sold and 90 million users a month. Not to mention all the build videos on YouTube, which get billions of views still. But when you compare it to other games on the market, it can start to look a little stale. Some of the new popular games are interactive, which is huge draw.
And in the last decade, Minecraft hasn't really veered from the original style and building experience that defines the game. However, all of that is about to change. There's a new game coming soon that will combine the building aspects of Minecraft with the interaction of Pokémon Go. Get ready, because your kids are going to be ALL OVER Minecraft Earth.
Minecraft Earth will be available later this summer on Android and iOS operating systems. It's a reality-driven mobile game that will allow users to literally blockify their surroundings! They'll be able to construct builds anywhere they want, like on a table at home. Users can invite friends to help, and once the build is complete, they can even walk around inside of it.
When users venture outside, they'll be able to take part in short adventures in parks and other landmarks, either alone or with other users in the area. The rewards they win during these adventure challenges can be used to level up and make their builds even better. It actually sounds really fun!
One of the things we like most about Minecraft is that it requires our kids to think creatively and logically to construct their builds and level up. It's definitely a brain game, as far as video games go. So we're excited to see it updated, and we can't wait to see what sort of interactive builds our kids come up with!