The official Mojang website has announced the closure of Minecraft Earth and the removal of the game from all app stores. This will happen on June 30, 2021. The developers had to take such a step due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. AR-game involves a lot of outdoor movement, as well as social interaction, so in the current situation it has almost completely lost its relevance. The company plans to use the released resources to improve other games.
The last update for the game was released yesterday. All purchases for real money were disabled in the game, and the crafting speed and rubies mining was improved. Also, all the finished, but not previously published content was introduced into the game. The developers offer to get the most out of the game until it closes.
On July 1, 2021, all player information will be deleted, except for the purchase history. All players who bought rubies with real money will receive the appropriate amount of Minecoins to purchase any digital content in the Mojang store. Also, everyone who made any money transactions will be given a free copy of Minecraft Bedrock Edition.