Minecraft now supports cross play across mobile, PC and gaming consoles

Minecraft now supports cross play across mobile, PC and gaming consoles

Microsoft' E3 press conference saw an important announcement for Minecraft with the new "Better Together Update".

Sony hasn;t made an official statement on the issue, and if the truth paints them in a bad light, I wouldn't expect one.

This means that all mobile, console and Windows 10 versions of these games will fall under the Minecraft moniker, in addition to Java, which is a PC title.

Microsoft has announced at the E3 2017 presentation that Minecraft is getting a major makeover.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, and Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition will simply become "Minecraft" - owners of all three editions will get the new edition on each platform for free. This gives the player an unlimited amount of land to explore in the game; a significant upgrade from the current 3x3 mile limit.

Speaking with Time, Executive Producer Jesse Merriam said, "Our goal is always to bring every Minecraft player together". This pack should release around the same time as the Xbox One X, but there is no mention of a price. If you've been working on an Xbox One (or Switch) Minecraft save since launch, you'll still be able to play there - and extend out further than you were able to previously - once Better Together launches.

The company has also announced a server browser that will allow you to join out of public servers.

This unification plan will also allow for the expansion of the Minecraft Marketplace and the content creator program, as well as the introduction of new in-game Minecraft servers. Meanwhile, users will be receiving a free update in near future which will bring changes to their devices.

Console players are also likely to wonder what this means for skin packs and other downloadable items they've paid for. Better Together marks the start of Minecraft's partnership with certain vetted server providers - including popular ones like Lifeboat, InPvP, Mineplex and CubeCraft - so that players will be able to log in from any device through a simple menu interface within the game itself.

"Minecraft will get 4K HDR graphics which include improved lighting, shadows, water effects. basically, it'll be like giving your eyes a luxury massage", Stone explained.

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