It’s unusual to think of Minecraft’s crude, blocky figures as something in need of high-end graphics, but the fall change will endow the game with high-resolution 4K graphics support so it’ll look better playing on big-screen TVs, Microsoft said.
What platform will you be enjoying the new Minecraft changes on? Even nowadays, server cross-play is not especially common, but in a cooperative game like Minecraft, it’s certainly a welcome addition.
Merriam tells WIRED that this will transform Minecraft from “a game into a creative platform” with “more opportunities for entrepreneurship”.
Once the update – referred to as the Better Together Update – has been rolled out worldwide, the sandbox adventure will simply become known as “Minecraft” across all platforms. Their biggest one being cross-platform play “between all devices” that access Minecraft.
Servers such as Lifeboat, one of the biggest mobile-based Minecraft servers, will now act as social meeting places for players on all platforms, with collections of community mini-games. Don’t worry, though: Overall, Minecraft is still retaining that characteristic blocky style. For one, cross-platform gameplay is now a thing across mobile, Windows 10 PC, VR, and console.
With Better Together, the marketplace where users sell their wares will be embedded into the game itself, so players will no longer need to purchase and install them manually or from sketchy websites. That means cross-console play will be available for players between Microsoft and Nintendo consoles. These “independent servers” are not to be confused with Minecraft Realms, the private cloud-saved worlds for small groups of friends. Minecraft will get 4K HDR graphics which include improved lighting, shadows, water effects. basically, it’ll be like giving your eyes a luxury massage. Instead, a dedicated “Servers” tab will present players with a list of click-and-play destinations.
Microsoft bought Minecraft in 2014 for $2.5 billion, so it makes sense the Xbox One version is getting some love in the Better Together update.
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