Sony Refused Cross-Platform Play For Minecraft

Microsoft made some announcements at E3 this weekend, and one of which focused on the upcoming "Better Together" update for the very popular "Minecraft" game. With that in mind, going forward, the edition you'll find on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, mobile and VR will simply be known as Minecraft, instead of the platform specific name that each game has been given before now.

2017, the "Minecraft" team announced the Better Together update, and it will be bringing together the console, mobile and Windows 10 versions of the video game under a single edition.

Today, Mojang released a sneak peek teaser of the Super Duper Graphics Pack for Minecraft "coming this fall".

It's a new concept for "Minecraft" as a platform unto itself rather than a distinct game.

The cross-platform update of "Minecraft" is scheduled to roll out this summer as a free update to the mobile as well as VR versions of "Minecraft". Mojang brand director Lydia Winters pledged to unify the games' versions on "mobile, VR, PCs and consoles".

Minecraft on Xbox One will be getting the Super Duper Graphics pack for the 4K update, while the Bring Together update will take care of cross-play and ensure that all of the builds share the same content. The good news doesn't stop here because if you buy the DLC pack like the Greek mythology pack on one platform, it will be available for free of cost on all other platforms! For example, those playing the Windows 10 edition of the game can play alongside those who are playing on an iPad or Android tablet.

As the second best-selling video game of all-time, Minecraft appeals to both children and adults with its 3D-generated world, sandbox-style gameplay, freedom, and simple system of building and breaking blocks to create your own unique world.

What's more, Minecraft's visual pipeline has received a substantial upgrade, meaning the game might finally look impressive on anyone's 4K TV, thanks to better lighting, shadows, and water effects, the company said.

  • Arturo Norris