Minecraft Will be Unified Across PC, VR, Mobile, And Consoles This Summer

Minecraft on consoles is about to become even more open.

Minecraft creator Mojang today took the stage during the Xbox One X E3 2017 briefing to announce a major new update to the game called the "Better Together Update".

The "Better Together Update" unifies console, mobile and Windows 10 versions of the game.

Additionally, an update for the game will add player-made skins, maps, textures, and "massive community servers". These "independent servers" are not to be confused with Minecraft Realms, the private cloud-saved worlds for small groups of friends. A 4K update is also coming to Minecraft. Instead, a server browser will be available in the unified version of Minecraft, letting players search through a list including four of Mojang's own: Lifeboat, Mineplex, InPVP, and Cubecraft. If I were to make a comparison on the capabilities with the 6 teraflops and the extra RAM we have in the machine, the true 4K gaming, which is more than just the 8 million pixels; you've got HDR, spacial audio support with Dolby Atmos. Minecraft is available now on PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, other PCs, iOS, Android, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch.

The first of those surprises, the "Super-Duper Graphics Pack", will be downloadable "this fall" as a free upgrade for the game.

  • Carolyn Briggs