Published: Thu, June 15, 2017
Tech | By Constance Martin

Sony Isn't Letting PS4 Gamers Play With Other Consoles

Sony Isn't Letting PS4 Gamers Play With Other Consoles

It was just announced at Microsoft's E3 conference that Minecraft will become a cross play title.

With the launch of Microsoft's new Xbox One X gamers got an update on the latest Minecraft news - chiefly that Minecraft is now available across any device.

The Better Together update brings Bedrock to the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions of Minecraft, allowing them to play with almost every other version of the game. You can take a look at the new update in a trailer below.

The "Better Together" update is slated for release this summer. What's more, any DLC you purchase will be accessible amongst the various devices at no extra charge. He also promised that the new "Better Together Update" will bring a more consistent and unified version of "Minecraft".

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Meanwhile, the Mojang team confirmed plans to bring all versions of the game to parity, and it will do by connecting those various games-including many not on Microsoft platforms-via the Xbox Live service.

Later this year, players across Windows 10, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and VR devices will all be able to play with each other (sorry PlayStation 4). In doing so, that would make great strides in curbing the alienation of consumer bases, and perhaps even extend the life of certain games; more players equals longer lifetimes. While they won't be getting access to the "Bedrock" version, they will remain separate but will be grouped under the umbrella term "Minecraft Java Edition". Realms is a paid multiplayer server hosting service for up to 11 players, now only available for PC and "pocket" editions of the game. New servers will go online from four partners: Lifeboat, InPvP, Mineplex and CubeCraft. "Today we're able to confirm Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, but all of our current-gen partners - we're interested in connecting all of the Minecraft players".

Finally, there's a new graphics pack for 4K viewing - better lighting, shadows, and water effects, the company said.

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