Originally announced back in May, Minecraft Earth is an upcoming mobile game that strives to implement the augmented reality technology to deliver a brand new way for Minecraft fans to enjoy this massively popular sandbox game. However, it looks like we still have quite a long wait ahead of us before we can get our hands on this game.

That said, if you’re among those who are eager to see what Minecraft Earth has to offer, then you will probably be happy to know that right now there is a possibility that you can have access to the closed beta of the game.

Minecraft Earth
Minecraft Earth strives to bring Minecraft to real life using augmented reality

According to a blog post on the official website of Minecraft, Minecraft Earth has now become available for closed beta registration. Thus, players who would like to become a tester can head over there and fill in sign-up sheet to try their luck. The only conditions are that the applicant must be 18 or older and must own a smartphone running on either iOS 10 or Android 7.0 Nougat. Applicants will also be required to input their Microsoft or Xbox Live account, both of which can be created completely free of charge.

Minecraft Earth Closed Beta
A closed beta is now available for registration

Those who are chosen to participate in the closed beta will receive an invitation email, but they are required to play Minecraft Earth at least once a week. Testers who cannot fulfill that will be replaced by someone else who is more active.

A new trailer showcasing some features of the closed beta is also available. You can check it out right below:

Naturally, being a closed beta, this test version comes with several limits. For one thing, there will only be a relatively small number of players, as the server loads are kept to a minimum. For another, players are only allowed to access a limited number of locations. Clearly, this test is only for the developer to see how the basic functions of the game perform.

Minecraft Earth will be released on both Android and iOS, but there is no official release date at the moment. Stay tuned for more updates.