E3 2017: Xbox One Getting Cross-Play With Nintendo Switch For Minecraft

E3 2017: Xbox One Getting Cross-Play With Nintendo Switch For Minecraft”

Announced yesterday during Microsoft's E3 conference, the update promises to break down barriers by letting people play together across multiple platforms.

Minecraft and Mojang which is now owned by Microsoft got a special place during the announcements. Cross-platform play is definitely the headline - it's bigger than two consoles, as you'll see in a moment - but there are actually lots of elements at play here. While Minecraft has already always been a place where players make art, produce viral videos of insane Rube Goldberg machines and run independent businesses maintaining servers or making custom add-ons, these activities have largely relied on infrastructure, sites and services outside the developers' control.

Additionally, any DLC purchased on one platform will automatically be available for free on other platforms.

Executive producer Jesse Merriam said that their goal is to connect everyone together and this is the driving force behind their advances. "And that's our principle moving forward". To this end Microsoft is renaming the older version of the game on Mac and Windows to Minecraft Java Edition.

"When you buy "Minecraft", you're buying a game that can you can play with friends across devices", he added.

"As [the console games] come to Bedrock, they'll be able to generate right past the edge of the world they've had before".

Players do need to be reminded that their existing worlds will be safe.

Anyone playing the game on Windows 10, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and VR devices will be able to play online together. However, when the list of cross-play platforms was released by Mojang, PlayStation 4 was absent.

The new update also means that any downloadable content will be available across all devices.

Over the summer, the game will offer you an update automatically as long as you own it.

A major update to Minecraft will allow players on different platforms to interact with each other. "RE: cross platform Minecraft".

"Because PC is an open platform it's much more straightforward", Yoshida continued. This is way different from Minecraft Realms, a private cloud-based server for smaller clusters.

As an additional added perk, Minecraft is throwing in a server browser to its latest update.

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