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Minecraft Update to Add Cross-Platform Play

"We've wanted to integrate cross-platform for ages, essentially making a version of Minecraft that's consistent no matter what device you're choosing to play on".

Revealed at the Microsoft E3 event, Minecraft will now be playable across multiple systems such as the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and iOS! To signify the decision to unify the many versions of Minecraft, the console versions of the game will be renamed.

When the update launches, the Realms service will be your best bet to get PC, mobile, Xbox One, and Switch players into the same play space.

The update was announced at Microsoft's media briefing ahead of this week's E3 expo in Los Angeles. If you own Minecraft: Xbox One Edition or Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, you'll receive the brand new version of Minecraft for free, and your existing worlds and DLC will come along to the new version with you.

This will no doubt come as a disappointment for PlayStation Minecraft fans, but Sony may have good reason in wanting to keep the game separate.

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With Better Together, the marketplace where users sell their wares will be embedded into the game itself, so players will no longer need to purchase and install them manually or from sketchy websites. The only exception to Minecraft is the Minecraft: Java Edition, which is the original game which was brought out for PCs.

This isn't the first time Sony has been unwilling to bring cross-platform play to the PS4 with football meets cars multiplayer title Rocket League not getting the nod for Xbox One versus PS4 play.

"The amount of different ways to play is going to exponentially expand", says Emily Orsson, Microsoft's marketing chief.

"As expected, a "#Minecraft" update coming this summer to #Xbox One will support cross-play between the console, the "Pocket Edition" for mobile, and the "Windows 10 Edition". Meanwhile, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One users will get the update free of charge.

Console players are also likely to wonder what this means for skin packs and other downloadable items they've paid for. New servers will go online from partners Lifeboat, InPvP, Mineplex and CubeCraft. The higher resolution plus improved lighting, shadow, and water effects will also head to Windows 10, iOS, mobile, and VR as well.

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