Minecraft Cross-Play to Be Allowed on Consoles, PC, VR, and Mobile

Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack has Lo Res Meeting Hi Res

"Minecraft" players will soon have the advantage of accessing the game using most platforms.

Minecraft is obviously a global phenomenon, with over 100 million copies sold as of last June.

We exclusively reported that Microsoft is bringing Minecraft's Windows 10 edition to the Xbox One for the new Xbox One X. Today at E3, Microsoft officially announced that it's bringing Minecraft to the Xbox One X as a native 4K title.

"Our goal is to connect everyone together and, spiritually, that's what we're moving toward", executive producer Jesse Merriam was quoted as saying by Mashable. You can use the Switch console to play the game in Wifi mode between two friends while also competing with others online on PS4, Xbox One, PC.

Those that own Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition will receive the brand new version of Minecraft for free, with existing worlds and DLC transferrable.

Now, Sony in a recent interview has tried their best to justify as to why they don't want cross platform play on their console. Originally the game was written in Java programming language. Players across Switch, Xbox One, Windows, and mobile devices can play together. On the other hand, those with the "Bedrock" version will simply go by "Minecraft". "Minecraft" communications manager Aubrey Norris even said, "We have no intention to push people one way or other". The game will also be getting a 4K update that will "bring more graphics options to the game". With the update, participating consoles get Realms (the game's multiplayer mode), plus the newly launched Community Marketplace. Update, June 12 at 11:45 a.m.: Adds details about graphics changes coming to Minecraft in the fall.

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