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News 01 July 2021, 10:01

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Minecraft Earth is Now Officially Dead

Minecraft Earth is history. The mobile spin-off of one of the best-selling games of the world has just disappeared from mobile devices.

The success of Pokemon GO quickly spawned numerous copycats of Niantic, but even the support of another recognizable franchise isn't enough to put up a fight against mobile Pokemon. As it was previously announced, Mojang ended support for Minecraft Earth. The mobile spin-off of the highly popular sandbox game disappeared from digital distribution, and players can not run the installed app anymore.

The failure of Minecraft Earth is partly to blame for the coronavirus pandemic that swept the world just a few months after the game's debut. Also the problematic launch didn't help, not to mention the competition from Pokemon GO (and other productions by Niantic). In this situation, even the innovations introduced in subsequent updates proved to be insufficient.

Of course, fans of Minecraft do not complain about lack of other attractions. Recently they received the first part of the long-awaited Caves & Cliffs update and the second part will be released later this year. However, the relatively short lifespan of Minecraft Earth may raise concerns about other titles trying to compete with Pokemon GO. These include The Witcher: Monster Slayer, which is expected to fully debut in the coming months (the game is already available to some customers as part of a soft-launch).

  1. Minecraft - official website

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Passionate about video (and other) games for years, he completed an Mba in linguistics, defending a thesis about games. He began his adventure with Gamepressure in 2015, writing in the newsroom, later also covering film and – oh, horror! – technology (also contributor to the gaming encyclopedia). He started with platformers, which he still dearly loves (including metroidvania), but he's also interested in card games (including 'analog'), brawlers, soulslike games and basically every other type of game. Don't ask about the graphics – after a few hours of exposition, he can be delighted with pixelated characters from games that remember the days of the Game Boy age (if not older).


Minecraft Earth

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