Minecraft Cross-Platform Play Launches, But No Switch Action Yet

Minecraft Cross-Platform Play Launches, But No Switch Action Yet

The Better Together update is live in Minecraft.

Mojang and Microsoft have officially set the Better Together update of Minecraft live today. The update allows players on any platform to play the game together. Well, "any" is a bit stronger at this point. Currently, players on Windows 10, Xbox One, iOS, Android, and any Virtual Reality devices can join up in cross-platform play.

Minecraft's Marketplace is live on all of the Better Together platforms, letting you download and share community creations on any device. Likewise, Minecraft Realms servers can be accessed from any of the available platforms, meaning you can start playing on mobile and pick up your game on Xbox One.

Unfortunately, while the Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft is slated for Better Together support, it's not quite ready yet.

"We're still working on getting this new version of Minecraft ready for players on Nintendo Switch. We want to make sure that everything is ready to bring this platform onboard, and there's a lot of work to do to make that happen. After all, no one has ever done anything like this before in the history of gaming. We expect to be ready with the free Better Together Update on Switch this winter," wrote Minecraft creative communications manager Marsh Davies.

The update also offer more additions to the base game itself, like parrots, stained glass, fireworks, and banners. There are new game modes, more host and world start options, and the all-new recipe book feature.

The update is available right now on all platforms, though Xbox One disc owners will have to wait a little bit to gain access. Sorry, PlayStation owners, you won't be a part of this party.

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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