Minecraft Earth rolls out in early access this month, inviting players from all around the world to begin testing and playing an early version of the game.
The new multiplayer experience, Adventures, of this Microsoft's upcoming free-to-play are augmented-reality (AR) experiences using phone cameras and will draw players to the streets across the globe, similar to Pokémon Go.
This encourages you to venture out into the real world and socialize by visiting real-world locations for virtual secrets and treasure - powered by Microsoft's Azure Spatial Anchors technology.
What really sets it apart is Build Mode, where the collected materials can then be used to build typical blocky Minecraft creations in the game.
The rollout starts with the game's current closed beta territories of the UK, U.S., Sweden, Japan, and Mexico, with more countries added each week.
Microsoft expects the rollout across the world will be complete by the end of the year, with the exception of China.