Although Minecraft uses its peculiar cube art for all its elements, it respects some physics laws in some manner.

If Minecraft uses gravity laws and we expect it to respect computer memory limits, the worlds created in the game would be spheres, or cubes because of the art design.

So, how large is the radius of that sphere (or the "side length of the cube" 😂) in these worlds? Is it the same as the Earth or infinite?

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    – pinckerman
    Commented Jan 18 at 17:24
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    Minecraft is a Flat Earther's dream.
    – Steve
    Commented Jan 18 at 23:24
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    If Minecraft uses gravity laws - quite a big "if" - it's unlikely they've implemented general relativity to simulate the gravity between celestial bodies!
    – fdomn-m
    Commented Jan 19 at 9:28

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If you mean how big is a Minecraft world, Minecraft wiki has the answer:

In Java Edition, the map contains a world border located by default at X/Z coordinates ±29,999,984. The world border is an animated wall of blue stripes. Standing near the border results in a red vignette appearing around the screen. Most entities are unable to pass the border.

In Bedrock Edition, Infinite-type worlds have no fixed horizontal limits, but either generation stops or normal game behavior begins to break down at extreme distances; the exact details depend on the platform. However, experiments suggest that players can generally reach at least X/Z ±30,000,000 before such problems occur.


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