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Minecraft Introduces Cross-Platform Play In Next Major Update

This unification plan will also allow for the expansion of the Minecraft Marketplace and the content creator program, as well as the introduction of new in-game Minecraft servers.

It's a new concept for "Minecraft" as a platform unto itself rather than a distinct game. Get the news you can use.

Minecraft continues to be a dominant force in Microsoft's video game lineup, pioneering cross-platform play like no other. Also featured in this update is 4K output for the One X and devices that support the resolution. The announcement for the Better Together update came during the Xbox E3 2017 media briefing with surprise support for the #Nintendo Switch. Better Together is part of a larger push to transform Minecraft into a "creative platform". The original PC version of the game procedurally generates a world without borders, but all of the console releases to date feature constrained play spaces.

Microsoft did not detail exactly which consoles will be included, but an on-screen trailer showed off a blocky Nintendo Switch build - suggesting Nintendo was signed up.

Another literally earth-shattering change: the console editions will now have unlimited worlds. Which ones? At launch Microsoft says it'll support Lifeboat, InPvP, Mineplex and CubeCraft.

Minecraft will also benefit from the power of the next Xbox, "Project Scorpio", gaining new graphical features that really bring the game's world alive. But a premium option, the Super Duper Graphics Pack, will bring more with lighting effects like shadows and fog, new motion for some game elements like leaves, and new textures for characters. If Realms gives Minecraft players a private space to play in with their friends, servers go bigger and more public.

It's safe to assume that you will require the base Minecraft game to utilize this server service.

The game will now simply be known as Minecraft, ditching the "X edition" on the end.


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