Minecraft Earth has officially started to roll out its early access today by releasing two locations in which local players who signed up for it can start playing. These locations are New Zealand and Iceland.
They have stated on their official Twitter account that the roll-out will continue from country to country, although just how long that will take is still uncertain.
Minecraft Earth is here! Starting today, we will begin to roll out early access from country to country, starting with: 🇳🇿 New Zealand 🇮🇸 Iceland Not a citizen of either land? Stay tuned as we announce the next countries soon!
— Minecraft Earth (@minecraftearth) October 17, 2019
Minecraft Earth was first announced back in May, and it features an advance reality experience, not unlike Pokemon GO. It will render the world around you in an accurate way, only in blocks, as if your streets and city blocks were inside the popular game.
It will also allow you to build structures, using the blocks that you picked up by playing the game, and once those are created, you can then project it into a real-size building that you can walk around or even into.
Minecraft Earth is the second such game where a popular game uses cellphones to project an enhanced reality environment, encouraging players to get out and about and not just sit down for hours.