4K glory and cross-platform play

Whatever Sony's reasoning is, though, it seems like a bad deal for PlayStation owners, who will have to wait even longer to play with their friends on different platforms. With a bevy of new features in the pipeline, Minecraft is getting a bit of a refresh on many platforms beginning this summer which should help enhance not only the social aspect of the game, but the visuals as well.

Meanwhile, the original version of Minecraft on PC will become known as Minecraft: Java Edition.

"When you buy "Minecraft", you're buying a game that can you can play with friends across devices", he added.

Minecraft is receiving two new updates this summer. Also, the players will have access to Minecraft Realms which is a service for monthly subscriptions where you get a server to host your world, and that server is always online. Save data from the previous versions of the game will carry over to this new one.

The server browser is good news if you're looking for a fresh way to play the game. There will be parental controls in place to ensure that kids don't end up in the wrong sort of world. We'll have a more detailed summary of servers closer to the update. The first four servers will be CubeCraft, InPVP, Lifeboat, and Mineplex.




If you own Minecraft on Xbox One or Nintendo Switch, you will get the new update for free and the existing worlds that you've created before this update will also be available on the new version of the game.

You'll now be able to play Minecraft across different systems, including Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, meaning that yes, a Super Mario and Banjo skin can now come into contact with each other! For example, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will simply be retitled as Minecraft.

Microsoft also detailed changes coming to Minecraft graphics this fall in another update. But only if you want! Hence, the support for 4K resolution across platform will be free.

And that's it! We hope you're excited as we are about this year's plans for Minecraft.

In 2016, for instance, Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition was the third most-downloaded PS4 title on the PlayStation Store (behind Battlefield 1 and Rocket League), and Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition was the top download for the PS3, beating both The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto V.

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