Mojang will pull the plug on Minecraft Earth on June 30, 2021
Minecraft Earth AR mobile launched by Microsoft will discontinue on June 30th as the current global situation has prevented free movement and collaborative play – two things that are essential for playing Minecraft Earth.
Microsoft made the announcement on the Minecraft blog where the company stated that it will discontinue all content and service support for the game on June 30, 2021. This means users will not be able to download or play Minecraft Earth following June 30.
The new update and probably the last one, removes real-money transactions, reduces ruby costs, and also reduces time requirements for crafting and smelting.
The game is being discontinued because Minecraft Earth is a game where people need to go out, and interact with one another to build an AR world. With the ongoing pandemic, this is not possible, which is why Mojang is pulling the plug on Minecraft Earth.
Ruby Balances will be converted to Minecoins
Ace players with Ruby Balances, will be compensated in the form of Minecoins to purchase from the Minecraft Marketplace.
Minecraft's blog says “All players with paid ruby balances will be granted Minecoins, that 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!”
For the unaware, Minecraft Earth is an augmented reality sandbox game developed by Mojang Studios and published by Xbox Game Studios. It is a spin-off of the popular survival sandbox video game Minecraft. It was announced back in May 2019 and the game was brought to India in November of the same year.