When Mojang Studios took the stage at this year’s E3 conference, they brought us some big news. They announced that a new update will be coming to Minecraft this summer, one that will unify Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Mobile, and Windows 10 PC versions of the game!
“Better Together” is what the update has been named and nothing could be more appropriate. This massive update is designed around cross-platform play, giving everyone a chance to play with anyone no matter what hardware they choose to use. All purchased items, world progress and save data will also transfer over from version to version. This is good news for anyone wanting to take advantage of the mobile version for say a tablet and not have to leave behind any progress already made on a major console.
However, it is unclear at this time when or not PlayStation owners will be able to join in on the fun, as Sony has been very reluctant on any compatibility with Xbox online services. Also, console exclusive packs may not carry over to any other versions. For example, the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack, may not be translated to other versions of the game, as it is a Nintendo owned licensed property.
In the fall Minecraft will also see a beautiful 4K update that is aptly called “The Super Duper Graphics Pack”. This will allow for incredibly quick and fluid movement, breathtaking draw distances and supremely crisp and more detailed textures than ever before. This pack also aims to eliminate the need for running most high-end mods on the Windows version.
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