Xbox partners with the National Trust to recreate real-life castle ruins in Minecraft

Minecraft developer Mojang has teamed up with the National Trust to bring Corfe Castle to life inside the game.

Launching as part of The National Trust’s Festival of Archeology, it’s hoped the recreation will excite young people and get them more interested in historical landmarks, such as castles.

“A thousand years of history and we’ve re-imagined it all in Minecraft’s The Wild Update,” Xbox explained on Twitter. “With the help of [historian Alice Loxton] and [content creator GrianMC] we restored the ruins of National Trust’s Corfe Castle back to its former glory.”

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