In July, the first closed beta for Minecraft Earth was released for select residents in London, Seattle, Stockholm and Tokyo. Today, Mojang's Augmented Reality version of Minecraft has finally arrived at the Play Store as a pre-registration listing, and it seems there will be another beta wave next week. While Mojang has not determined whether it is an open or closed beta, a recent Tweet of the official Minecraft Earth account points to a signup page, just like the previous wave.
Well, here's the thing. It seems that today's pre-reg listing has little to do with today's announcement of another beta round. So if you want to get into the next wave, log on to Mojang's official website. If you'd like to receive notification when the game is officially released on Android, click the Pre-Reg button in the Play Store widget under this article.
We still do not know when Minecraft Earth officially debuts, though the numerous beta waves and today's pre-reg listing should be a sign that we're getting better-closer to that date, whatever it is may be. Currently, the new Play Store list indicates that in-app purchases are included in the release. Since the title is not yet available, no prices are offered. This leaves many of us with a lot of unanswered questions, so I hope the next beta will bring a few more pointers. Fingers crossed, maybe I'll get in this time. If you would like to try your luck, please log in to Mojang's website for beta access.