Bedrock version of Minecraft will launch June 21 on the Nintendo Switch

  • Bedrock version of Minecraft will launch June 21 on the Nintendo Switch

Bedrock version of Minecraft will launch June 21 on the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch Edition will drop in June and update the Bedrock Engine to allow for cross-platform play.

The update has already made it's way onto the PC and Xbox One versions of the game. Now the "Better Together" update applies to the mobile, VR, PC, and Xbox One versions of the game, with the Switch coming later. PlayStation 4 is noticeably absent, as Sony has blocked efforts to get its console working online with Xbox One in multiple games recently. In order to meet up with friends from other platforms in the blocky worlds of "Minecraft", players will need to log into an Xbox Live account on Nintendo Switch, according to GameSpot. Switch players can also play local multiplayer easily thanks to the Joy-Con, with co-op and competitive modes included. "We've worked closely with Nintendo to bring an fantastic experience to the Nintendo Switch system's dynamic and rapidly-growing ecosystem and couldn't be more excited to deliver what Minecraft players have been asking for", said the head of Xbox Phil Spencer. Players will be able use Minecoins to make safe and secure purchases. The control of N++'s ninja is where the gameplay really shines - as you play and your skills grow, your ninja feels more and more effortlessly badass. Microsoft introduced the Marketplace in June 2017 and invited 12 community members to become partners. Making the cross-play play jump makes it even easier to do just that so that platform of choice doesn't have to mean missing out.

Nintendo announced Minecraft for the Switch will re-release in stores for physical purchase as well as receive a big update.