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Minecraft Earth makes WWDC appearance using Apple's ARKit

Augmented reality Minecraft is coming to iOS.

Minecraft Earth uses AR to bring Minecraft into the real world. 
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Minecraft is heading into augmented reality on iOS

Using Apple's latest ARKit, known as ARKit 3, Minecraft creators Mojang was brought onstage to show off some of the new AR capabilities in the new Minecraft Earth mobile game. Taking advantage of people occlusion and motion capture, developers were able to bring an immersive Minecraft stage to life through an iPad and iPhone, playing together in real time.

Now playing: Watch this: Mojang demos Minecraft Earth for the first time

A beta version of the game will be available this summer. Microsoft first detailed Minecraft Earth last month.



Using Apple ARKit, players in Minecraft Earth can be immersed in the game's virtual world.

Eli Blumenthal, CNET