Pop some corks and fill those glasses. Asked if the news came directly from Sony, Corden added, “Dunno, Microsoft said it’s their hope for all modern versions to connect to each other”. “The fact that somebody would make an assertion that somehow we’re not keeping Minecraft players safe”.

Shame for PlayStation owners, then, but everyone else can at least look forward to a future where a precedent has been set, and more and more games can hopefully work across platforms. And finally there are the console editions, the most popular by aggregate sales and maintained by third-party 4J Studios. Each version has different features, and players of one version have no way of interacting with or visiting the creations of users of other versions.

Minecraft will get cross-platform support for mobile devices, Nintendo Switch, VR, Windows 10 PCs, and gaming consoles with a new update. Think about the implications.

Anyone playing the game on Windows 10, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and VR devices will be able to play online together. Momentous barely describes it. Later in the week, Nintendo announced that Rocket League was coming to the Switch this year and that it would also take part in Cross-Play between multiple platforms. Microsoft has blocked mods in the past in games like Unreal Tournament 3, and it has refused to enable keyboard and mouse support on its Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles. That sort of comradery makes sense as MS and Nintendo are the underdogs of this generation, but whatever happened to Sony’sfor the players” marketing tagline? The bedrock engine simply refers to a new scalable version of Minecraft that is cross-platform compliant.

There were few surprises overall, and most of the big titles were expansions of things we’ve seen snippets of before. And it will allow gamers to play with each other in the game regardless of which platform they’re using.

In case you missed it, Microsoft dropped some huge news yesterday during their E3 conference in regards to Minecraft.

The list of impactful changes goes on. Thanks to that, the new Shadow of Colossus trailer shows the Forbidden Land and its inhabitants with a beefed-up graphical fidelity.

That convergence also means playing multiplayer games on a variety of hardware is easier – something called cross-play. Minecraft is launching with four servers, which are Lifeboat, Mineplex, InPVP, and Cubecraft.

While Minecraft is a game that has evolved a lot over the years, one aspect that’s remained relatively samey throughout its lifecycle is its graphics. Is that coming to consoles, too? PlayStation has also become the prime driver of revenue and profit at the Japan-based entertainment giant Sony, executives say.


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