Minecraft Earth, the blockchain franchise’s Pokémon Go-like spin-off, shuts down on June 30, 2021.
Mojang announced this afternoon, and said that today’s new build of the game is the latest.
With the latest update, Mojang has made various changes to make the game easier to play – and especially easier to play at home.
As of today, all real money transactions have been canceled, the ruby costs in premium currency have been reduced, the time requirements for making and melting have been cut and all remaining finished content for the game has been added.
A new set of character creation elements will also be provided for anyone who logs in from now until the last day of the app.
After June 30, the app will no longer be playable, and player data will be deleted.
People who have spent money on the game’s ruby prize currency will be given Minecoins, the currency used in the main Minecraft game Marketplace. Everyone who has spent money also gets a free copy of the Minecraft Bedrock edition.
“We want to take a moment to thank all the players and creators who bring new adventures, mobs and free stuff in the game for the community to enjoy as we complete our sunset timeline,” said Mojang.
“Your feedback and creations brought this game to a whole new level, from the usual building challenges you absolutely crushed to the incredible buildings you shared on social media. We are eternally grateful for the amazing talent of the Minecraft community. This was no easy decision. “and we do everything we can to make sure you get the most out of Minecraft Earth before it crashes.”
Minecraft Earth has been a significant project for Mojang, and although it never came close to the Pokémon Go heights, it feels like it has come much faster than expected. Obviously, the world where Minecraft Earth was created, beta tested and finally released in 2019 is no longer where we are now.