Microsoft has teased some kind of AR mobile experience for Minecraft in a short trailer posted to the company’s Twitter and YouTube accounts.
The video shows a woman who accidentally picks up the wrong phone and discovers a game which superimposes things from Minecraft over the real world, much like Niantic‘s Pokémon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
In this case, the woman sees a pig hanging out through the phone’s camera, after which a pair of villagers appear next to her. Wild stuff, folks. The bloke who owns the phone appears out of nowhere to take his device back, swapping it for her own.
Check out the clip for yourself below.
That’s pretty much all there is to it, but Microsoft says we’ll hear more about whatever this is on May 17. The company is currently running its Microsoft Build conference, which wraps up on the 8th of May.
Whether the game will take on a similar feel to Niantic’s current offerings is uncertain, but it’ll be interesting to see what they’re up to either way.
Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the world, selling a staggering 154 million copies across all of the platforms it’s available on – which is most of them – making it the second-best selling title of all time behind Tetris.
I guess AR is the next logical step after VR, which Minecraft is, of course, already playable on.Image: Microsoft