Minecraft Earth is shutting down in June 2021. Mojan, the game developer, has made the announcement merely two years after the AR mobile game launch. In a blogpost, Mojang said that the ongoing global situation had prevented free movement and collaborative play – two things that are pivotal for playing Minecraft Earth. “As a result, we have made the difficult decision to re-allocate our resources to other areas that provide value to the Minecraft community,” the game developer said.
The developer said that on 30 June, it would discontinue all content and service support for Minecraft Earth, thereby stopping all the development, and players will not be able to download or play the game.
On 1 July, players’ data unrelated to Character and Minecoin entitlements on Minecraft Earth will be deleted. Gamers with paid ruby balanced will be receiving Minecoins that they can use on Minecraft Marketplace for purchasing skin, texture packs, maps, and minigames.
Also, if the gamers have ever made any purchase in Minecraft Earth, they will be receiving a free copy of Minecraft (the Bedrock version) and the ability to start fresh along with getting goodies from the Marketplace.
XDA Developers reported that before shutting down, Minecraft Earth would get a final update, which Mojang says has been designed to make the game as fun as possible for players. The update will no longer have real money transactions, reduced ruby cost, and comprise of all completed, unreleased content.