Microsoft Minecraft update brings more players together

The company attracted renewed criticism on that front this week after it was revealed that Minecraft will soon allow gamers on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, mobile and VR to all play together, and that Rocket League players on Switch, Xbox One, and Steam will soon be able to do the same. That makes this the simplest way to play Minecraft with friends, and only the owner of a Realm needs to pay.

So far, if you're playing a long in your notebook, we've been overwhelmed, underwhelmed and just plain whelmed at various points during 2017's E3 presentation splurge, courtesy of EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Ubisoft, and Mr Pee Cee Gaming. Minecraft Java Edition, the original one that launched on PC will be the only title that runs on age old graphics and will continue to receive updates for some more months to go. Of course, Sony builds the PS4. The reason for that seemingly odd refusal, PlayStation global sales and marketing head Jim Ryan told Eurogamer, is that Sony believes it's "got to be mindful of our responsibility to our install base". Developers want it to be more than a game. The good news doesn't stop here because if you buy the DLC pack like the Greek mythology pack on one platform, it will be available for free of cost on all other platforms!

Servers are also getting some attention in Better Together.

Nintendo made a huge splash at E3 this year announcing that they'll be introducing cross network play to the system with Rocket League.

That convergence also means playing multiplayer games on a variety of hardware is easier - something called cross-play.

There's even more coming to the update, thanks to the unification of editions.

"Anyone who's interacted with a hardcore Minecraft fan will know there's a lot of pride a kid will feel if they know the recipe for a boat", Merriam says.

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