You Can Now Test Cross-Platform Minecraft on Windows 10 and Android

  • You Can Now Test Cross-Platform Minecraft on Windows 10 and Android

You Can Now Test Cross-Platform Minecraft on Windows 10 and Android

Minecraft's "Better Together Update" is rolling out now in beta, for players on Windows 10 PCs and Android devices. Niftily on the infinite worlds front, Better Together will begin generating new terrain once you hit the previous world boundary, should you decide to play with old maps from Switch or Xbox One. The version will just be called "Minecraft" - simple is attractive, and no surprises there - while all of the older isolated versions will retain their old names. All participating platforms will do away with their XX Edition moniker at launch, simply becoming known as Minecraft. If you have questions about the upcoming big merging of Minecraft worlds, Mojang built an FAQ page for that very reason. The update was announced in June during Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference and is said to allow players to play together on any of the supported platforms via special multiplayer servers. Microsoft and Nintendo are on board, with Minecraft and Rocket League being some of the first games to feature cross-play between Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

The Better Together Update is meant to unify the Minecraft gaming experience across the multiple platforms that it now resides on. According to Mojang, the update also will bring several new features, such as fireworks, parrots, armor stands, the recipe book, new game rules. and Coarse Dirt. Nevertheless, Microsoft is doing its best to persuade Sony into joining the update. We also found that the community refers to the Java PC version as the Java Edition, so it felt natural to rename it to make it more distinctive from the other versions of the game. "We are still in discussions with Sony about PlayStation and have nothing to confirm".

"Minecraft's" cross-network play is now live for beta testers. Sony has often refused to work with anyone on cross-platform play because of concerns for its userbase's younger age group.