Sony's preventing cross-platform play on Rocket League too
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Jun 14, 2017,
Jun 14, 2017, 8:16
You can see a new trailer below.
In what it called the Better Together update, the developers unify the sandbox game on consoles, mobile, and PC versions of the game.
When Microsoft announced that Minecraft was getting unified play across Minecraft supporting platforms, Windows 10, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and VR devices, it was revealed that PlayStation had declined the offer to join in on the cross-platform play. The only major console left out of the update is the PlayStation 4.
Support for cross-platform play is slated to roll out this summer as a free update to the mobile and VR versions of Minecraft.
Minecraft: Better Together will be released for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices this August, with the 4K HDR graphics update expected to be released this fall. You can also play in a no-threat creative mode that lets you build everything from fanciful floating castles to working electronic devices powered by Minecraft's "redstone" circuitry.
Minecraft spokesperson Aubrey Norris - following the announcement - tweeted out the following tweet about wanting to get PlayStation on board, suggesting that it is on Sony that it is not included in the new cross-play feature. Minecraft won't charge users extra fro this.
Massive servers will be introduced and player made content will be integrated for everyone to experience. However, this version will be limited to high-end Windows 10 and Xbox devices. "This pack will be available on Xbox One and Windows 10, performing best on high-end PCs and the Xbox One X", Microsoft said in a blog post.
Minecraft: Realms is still supported, duh, and you'll be able to access your private servers from any updated version of Minecraft. While the pixellated art style of the game will remain, the "Super Duper Graphics Pack", will overhaul the game's lighting and add a lot more in the way of particle effects.