Will Sony Say Yes For Cross-Platform Play?

Going forward, the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, mobile, and VR versions of the game will all be known as simply Minecraft. Meanwhile, if you own Minecraft: Xbox One Edition or Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, Microsoft will provide the brand new version of Minecraft for free, however, it promises that your existing worlds and DLC will be carried over. He also promised that the new "Better Together Update" will bring a more consistent and unified version of "Minecraft". It's odd to think of Minecraft's crude, blocky figures as something in need of high-end graphics, but the fall change will endow the game with high-resolution 4K graphics support so it'll look better playing on big-screen TVs, Microsoft said.

The Better Together update will unify Minecraft on multiple mobile and console platforms to match the current version on Windows 10. Rocket League owners will soon be able to play across Xbox One, Switch and PC.

Minecraft was, unsurprisingly given some screentime during the Microsoft Conference at E3 2017 last night, and it teased a lot of new features.
. This will mean that if you're on PS4 you can play with somebody using the PC edition of Minecraft. Saved data, purchased content, and world progress will transfer over from the older versions of the game to the new one.

Curiously, the only systems that don't support cross-platform play right now belong to Sony, with the PS3, PS4, and PS Vita notably absent from the lineup.

You already can play with thousands of other Minecraft gamers on customized multiplayer areas called servers, but it's kind of a pain. Originally the game was written in Java programming language. However, this version will be limited to high-end Windows 10 and Xbox devices.

Mojan will be rebranding the game on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, mobile and VR as just "Minecraft".

This is a big change for Minecraft, and it should foster some interesting new cross-platform groups once the update drops and the new edition is made available on gaming consoles.

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