While Microsoft spent many of the day specializing in enterprise options, together with a strategy to defend elections from malicious software programit ended the Build 2019 keynote with a shock announcement for a brand new augmented actuality (AR) Minecraft expertise coming to smartphones.
The still-unnamed app was proven off by a teaser trailer displayed on the finish of the keynote, alongside a date – May 17 – which Microsoft says would be the time that it’s going to reveal extra data.
While the teaser is extra a proof-of-concept than an precise product demonstration, it provides us a slight thought of what’s to come back: an AR-based Minecraft recreation that appears, in some methods, like Pokémon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
The teaser trailer proven on the finish of the keynote confirmed somebody by chance switching telephones with Minecraft Creative Director Saxs Persson earlier than noticing an AR model of the sport’s iconic pink pig and two of the sport’s villager characters who shake their head in disapproval.
Along the underside a part of the display we are able to see the merchandise bar that has been aside of the sport's UI because the very starting, which may level to a constructing facet. Though, we'll have to attend till the sport's formal announcement in a number of weeks to verify our suspicions.
Congrats on 10 years, Minecraft
Admittedly, the timing of the sport’s unveiling on May 17 couldn’t be extra impeccable: it’s precisely 10 years to the day that the sport first launched.
The 10-year anniversary is an effective time as any to indicate off what's subsequent for one of many world's hottest video video games, particularly because it sounds just like the earlier AR demo – the one proven off alongside Microsoft HoloLens – was merely a product demonstration.
That stated, contemplating all people owns a smartphone and only a few of us personal a HoloLens, that is most likely the higher route for the sport.
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