Just like everything else, Minecraft is also hitching onto the 4K train
- Author: Arturo Norris Jun 15, 2017,
Jun 15, 2017, 9:22
Microsoft' E3 press conference saw an important announcement for Minecraft with the new "Better Together Update". Nintendo owners will henceforth be able to play with Windows owners, who can play with Xbox owners, who can play with iPhone, iPad or Android device owners, who can play with VR edition owners.
This update also delivers cross-play, so that everyone on these three platforms can play Minecraft together.
Even though it won't get the cross-platform update, Norris did clarify that PS4 would still be getting the Super Duper Graphics Pack that looks to drastically improve Minecraft's graphics.
Studio Mojang have used E3 2017 to show a video of Minecraft with better graphics. All the Bedrock versions now are simply being called "Minecraft", while the Java-based versions will be called Minecraft Java Edition. Since the launch of PlayStation 4, Sony's console has outpaced Xbox One in sales, selling almost double the amount and outpacing any previous system sales to date.
Curiously, the only systems that don't support cross-platform play right now belong to Sony, with the PS3, PS4, and PS Vita notably absent from the lineup.
Notably, this also means that any downloadable content will be available across all devices. It's the kind of thing that more games could do, but don't. The Xbox 360 and Wii U editions, while not part of the unification process, will continue to be supported as-is. Currently, "Minecraft: Pocket Edition for iOS lets you play with friends on Xbox One consoles or PCs".
The "Better Together" update is coming to Minecraft this Summer. Now, players across nearly every platform will be able play together online through the "Better Together Update".
The first piece of information revealed and arguably one of the most important pieces of information we've seen in modern gaming is the introduction of cross-play servers for all Minecraft players. We've reached out to Sony for comment, and until we hear from them officially, we should give them the benefit of the doubt.