Minecraft Earth will be closing down in June 2021

    Minecraft Earth will be closing down in June 2021

    Minecraft Earth will be closing down in June 2021




    Minecraft Earth was designed around free movement and collaborative play – two things that have become near impossible in the current global situation. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to re-allocate our resources to other areas that provide value to the Minecraft community and to end support for Minecraft Earth in June 2021.

    That said, we still have one update left. Today we are releasing the final build of the game, containing some changes to make your time in Minecraft Earth as fun as possible. We hope these adjustments will allow you to explore, craft, and build more – while staying safe indoors. Starting with today’s update, we are:

    • Removing real-money transactions
    • Drastically reducing ruby costs
    • Including all completed, unreleased content currently in our pipeline
    • Reducing time requirements for crafting and smelting
    • Replacing unused crafting & smelting boosts with radius boosts of the same level
    • Granting a set of Character Creator items to players who sign in between January 5 and June 30

    SO HOW MUCH TIME IS THERE LEFT, EXACTLY?

    On June 30, we will discontinue all content and service support for the game. This means that we will stop all development, and after that date, you will be unable to download or play Minecraft Earth anymore. On July 1, we will delete any Minecraft Earth player data unrelated to Character Creator and Minecoin entitlements. For more information on the Minecraft Earth sunset process, you can check out the FAQ page.

    WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOUR PURCHASES?

    All players with paid ruby balances will be granted Minecoins, which you can use on the Minecraft Marketplace to purchase skin and texture packs, maps, and even minigames. Plus, if you’ve ever made a purchase in Minecraft Earth, you will receive a free copy of Minecraft (the Bedrock version) so you can get a fresh start while grabbing some goodies from the Marketplace!

    That being said, we want to take a moment to thank all of the players and creators that are bringing new adventures, mobs, and free in-game items for the community to enjoy while we finalize our timeline for sunsetting the game. Your feedback and creations brought this game to an entirely different level, from the regular build challenges you absolutely smashed to the incredible builds you shared on social media. We’re eternally grateful for the amazing talent in the Minecraft community. This was not an easy decision, and we’re doing everything we can to make sure you get the most out of Minecraft Earth before it sunsets.


    Source: Minecraft Earth coming to an end | Minecraft


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  1. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 11,007
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #1

    Hi there
    Such is the way of the world now -- make people pay more and more, lock them into subscriptions and get people to always go to "more expensive improved" versions, and finally when people are so locked into one eco system say its ending --but they can sign up (paid of course) for our "new enhanced" system.

    Thank goodness the Open source community is still alive, well and kicking. Perhaps some of these gamers could start improving Linux for gamers - this is always an area the Linux community could do with more resources .

    Nothing wrong in people developing commercial products (decent ones) of course -- we all benefit with properly functioning economies -- but when it starts turning to "Greed" is where perhaps as consumers we need to be a bit more aware of how some corporations work and be a bit more choosy in how we spend our hard earned money.

    I'm sure the Minecraft community will survive in one form or other -- Good Luck to you all.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    I wasn't even aware of this Earth version. When I do play, its just the java version.
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