Massive Minecraft 'Better Together Update' from Microsoft is Literally a Game Changer

"We've wanted to integrate cross-platform for ages", Microsoft blogged, "essentially making a version of Minecraft that's consistent no matter what device you're choosing to play on".

For those who still care a great deal about Minecraft, it was announced during the Microsoft's E3 Press Conference that Minecraft will finally be completely unified on all devices it is on with cross-platform play. "Today, the Java edition is really known for discovery and experimentation as you go to the crafting grid and try things out and see what actually turns out to be a recipe".

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With the launch of Microsoft's new Xbox One X gamers got an update on the latest Minecraft news - chiefly that Minecraft is now available across any device.

It's a new concept for "Minecraft" as a platform unto itself rather than a distinct game.

The "Better Together" update is slated for release this summer.

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Instead of having to dig up an IP address, Microsoft will let server owners expose their communities directly in Minecraft itself, allowing players to apply to join at the touch of a button. Merriam added that more players can adventure together on the Server experiences.

Naturally, the update will come with cross-platform support, but will also bring better graphics so there's little disparity across multiple platforms. While servers are now being used, Mojang is offering official support to community members for the first time, initially partnering with Lifeboat, InPvP, Mineplex, and Cubecraft at launch.

Interestingly, Sony does believe in the core concept of cross-platform play, particularly between PlayStation system and PC users.

Saves and other purchased content will be transferable between the old and newer versions of the game. Additionally, players will be able to download the Super Duper Graphics Pack to play Minecraft in 4K resolution for the first time.

"We have no intention to push people one way or other", said Minecraft communications manager Aubrey Norris.

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