Microsoft Announces 'Minecraft: Better Together' Update: Cross-Play On Any Device

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During the conference of Microsoft last night, hosted at E3 2017, the support for crossplay has been announced for all versions of Minecraft, except for Sony.

Its Minecraft but not as we know it and it looks simply stunning in the way that only Minecraft can.

During the Microsoft E3 Presentation, Minecraft cross-platform play was announced, covering mobile, Xbox, Windows 10, Nintendo Switch, and VR. Two of these revelations stand out, which are the new visual upgrades and the plans to unify all versions of the game in various platforms. "This pack will be available on Xbox One and Windows 10, performing best on high-end PCs and the Xbox One X", Microsoft said in a blog post.

This will no doubt come as a disappointment for PlayStation Minecraft fans, but Sony may have good reason in wanting to keep the game separate. Now, players across nearly every platform will be able play together online through the "Better Together Update".

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Additionally, Minecraft also gets four new servers-Cubercraft, Mineplex, Lifeboat, and InPVP-so players could join it to neutralise existing ones that have millions of users.

"The original Java PC version and all other isolated versions will have "Edition" names, like Minecraft: Wii U Edition and Minecraft: Java Edition", the spokesperson said. After all, Nintendo agreed and Microsoft brought the recent Switch release into the unification.

The Minecraft crossplay update will be coming to PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS and several virtual reality devices.

More servers will be added as Mojang ramps the services up to allow players to enjoy multiplayer "Minecraft" with new mini-games and worlds to craft in with their friends. Meanwhile, users will be receiving a free update in the near future which will bring this change to their devices. Parental controls will also be available so parents can decide what kind of content their children will have access to. It adds new lighting, water, world and much better textures only for those who love to see better graphics in the game. This new Super Duper Graphics Pack will come with free 4K support and dynamic shadows, lighting that streams through fog, movement in leaves and grass, etc.

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