- At X019 we unveiled a look at “Mobs at the Park” – the one-of-a-kind, life-sized statues of interactive mobs popping up in New York City, London and Sydney starting on Saturday, November 16
- The pop-ups will be available to experience from 10am-7pm local time in each location
- Players will be able to complete an adventure onsite to receive exclusive access to the Jolly Llama in-game before it’s globally available in December
Since announcing Minecraft Earth as part of Minecraft’s 10-year birthday in May, releasing the closed beta in July, and now rolling the game out in early access, the excitement for our newest game is starting to feel very real. In celebration of the game’s continued early access rollout, we unveiled “Mobs at the Park” at X019 – the one-of-a-kind, life-sized statues of interactive mobs popping up in New York City, London and Sydney starting on Saturday, November 16.
The statues are life-sized creations of the Muddy Pig, Moobloom and the all-new, amazingly-festive Jolly Llama which will feature a scannable QR code to play an exclusive new adventure built by the Minecraft Earth development team. Once players complete the adventure, they’ll receive exclusive access to the Jolly Llama in-game before it’s globally available in December.
The custom-built experience demonstrates the magic of bringing Minecraft into the real world through the power of Microsoft Azure Spatial Anchors and Azure PlayFab technologies, all coming together to create one of the world’s first true augmented reality experiences.
We encourage everyone – families, friends, Minecraft super-players, first-timers – to come down and experience the game hands-on while the pop-ups are live in three locations around the world – Hudson Yards in New York City, the Queens Walk in London and Campbell’s Cove in Sydney – during the weekends of November 16-17, November 23-24 and November 30-December 1. There will also be a special appearance of the statues at Hudson Yards in New York City on Black Friday, November 29. The pop-ups will be available to experience from 10am-7pm local time in each location and everyone can stay tuned to Minecraft.net or @MinecraftEarth for more information.
Not able to make it out in-person on any of the weekends? Following the event, players worldwide will be able to collect the Jolly Llama as a festive, Minecraft-y way to enjoy this holiday season.
We can’t wait for you to experience these pop-ups in person and play with the Jolly Llama yourself! For more information on early access and the Jolly Llama, head to https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/earth.