Proper cross-platform multiplayer hitting Minecraft later this summer

Get your shabby wooden pickaxes ready, as game developer Mojang announced at Microsoft's keynote at the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles that the most precious item in its portfolio—Minecraft—will be getting proper cross-platform multiplayer. This will be courtesy of a so-called 'Better Together' update that's launching later this summer.

No matter the platform gamers play on, be it Windows 10, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, virtual reality devices, as well as iOS and Android, they will be able to join each other players' games. At the moment, there are ways for cross-platform play between certain platforms, but they require complicated and not-at-al intuitive log-in procedures. 

Sadly, PlayStation players won't be able to join the fun as Sony's consoles are yet to score support for the Better Together update. According to Mojang, their desire is to get the hoards of Minecrafters with PlayStations on board the cross-platform thingy, but it's up to Sony to open up its PlayStation Network and allow for that.

If you're wondering how the updated Minecraft will let you play cross-platform with other fans of the blocky sandbox phenomenon, here's what Mojang explains on the official Minecraft blog:

This Better Together update can't come any sooner!

source: Minecraft


1 Comment

1. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Lol even Nintendo are in on cross platform multiplayer Come on Sony, what happen to being #4thegamers But to be fair, Microsoft were against cross platform multiplayer when they were the market leader back in the 360 vs PS3

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