Using augmented reality (AR) for gaming makes a lot of sense, although admittedly it took the success of Pokemon GO for developers to really sit up and pay attention to it. For those who are looking forward to experiencing more AR based games in the future, Microsoft could have something for you.
In a recent video published to YouTube titled, “What’s Minecraft up to?”, it seems that Microsoft is hinting at some of the changes that they’ll be making to Minecraft on mobile, where it could allow gamers to enjoy the game in AR. Exactly what we might be able to expect remains to be seen, but the video hints that more details will be revealed on the 17th of May.
So far Minecraft has found a fair amount of success not just as a video game, but also a game that can be used for educational purposes. We have seen how some educators have used Minecraft to teach kids how to code. We have also seen how it can be used to build worlds and even functional gadgets. In any case, we will have more details next week, so do check back with us then if you’d like to learn more about a possible AR-based version of Minecraft.