Microsoft at the end of its Build 2019 keynote on Monday teased a Minecraft AR video game for mobile phones. The brand-new video game, which appears as a rival to the highly popular Pokemon Go, is set to receive a main statement on May 17. However, the Redmond business has actually confirmed its presence by showcasing a nearly a minute-long teaser video prior to signing off the jam-packed Build keynote. Minecraft in augmented reality (AR) and combined truth experiences is already available for headsets such as the Oculus Rift and Gear VR. Nevertheless, the newest advancement brings the sandbox video game to the emerging mobile AR space.
In the video that was showcased at end of the Build 2019 keynote in Seattle on Monday, Minecraft Creative Director Saxs Persson leaves his phone outside the Washington State Convention Centre, where the Build conference is occurring this year. A lady then picks up Persson’s phone to provide it to him but discovers the Minecraft AR working on the screen.
Microsoft hasn’t exposed any information around the new AR development. However, CEO Satya Nadella while signing off his keynote presentation hints at its ongoing development by the Minecraft group.
” I can’t wait to see to see the magic you build,” Nadella said throughout while concluding his presentation at the Build keynote and showcasing the Minecraft AR teaser. “But initially I wish to leave you with a preview to some magic our team creating right outside this convention centre.”
Microsoft looks set to handle Niantic’s Pokemon Go that clocked over 550 million downloads since March this year. Niantic likewise last month released the beta variation of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite that comes as the next location-based AR title by the San Francisco, California-based business.
Details around the Minecraft AR are set to be revealed on May 17. On the other hand, you can view the teaser video to see what Microsoft has for the mobile gaming world.