One year has passed since the new version of Minecraft was released on Nintendo Switch in 2017, and you might recall that Minecraft had come out with the “Better Together” version, which let players on Xbox One, Windows 10, VR and mobile to play with each other. Now, the “Better Together” program is available to Nintendo audience, and the players on Nintendo Switch can also cross-play. Go ahead and check out the latest cross-play trailer shared here!
However, this trailer seems to be missing something, and that’s right. There is something actually missing in this. What about PlayStation 4 and what has been Sony’s position during this buddy association? It is amazing and unbelievable, to see how Nintendo is promoting the Xbox brand in its own trailers, but, it is good anyway. While players have been regularly asking for a real cross-platform multiplayer setup, Nintendo and Microsoft keep affirming their commitment to their fans.
This puts Sony into an apparently foolish position. The whole trailer was delightful and a treat to watch, but, there was one image which drew everyone’s attention:
This is basically the summary of the current generation. It is true that there is no existential problem being faced by either Microsoft or Nintendo, but, it is this display of togetherness, the friendship, which makes it so incredible. It is a great appearance for Xbox and Nintendo both. It overlooks the long years of fierce console wars and divide among the consumers and displays togetherness. It is like red and green are hugging each other, but, what about the blue?
In case you have gone ahead and already downloaded the Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, then there is nothing to worry about. The updated Minecraft version is already available to you, and you can directly download it from the Nintendo Switch eShop without paying anything! The team at Minecraft has created a quick FAQ which might be useful for you.
Q: What is the Bedrock version of Minecraft?
A: The Bedrock version of Minecraft has been the codebase on mobile and Windows 10 since 2012, also known as our Bedrock Engine. We brought this version to Xbox One with the Better Together Update last fall, and now we’re launching it on Nintendo Switch.
Q: How is this version different than the one I already own?
A: Minecraft delivers a united experience to players on all platforms that the Bedrock codebase is used. Build with friends via cross-play with Xbox One, Windows 10, VR and mobile devices, and customize how you play with community content available through the in-game marketplace. Servers will become available via a post-launch update at a later date.
Q: Will DLC content I currently own transfer over to the new version of Minecraft?
A: All of the existing DLC content will be transferable from Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition to the new version of Minecraft.
Q: What’s a Microsoft Account and why do I need it for a Nintendo Switch?
A: A Microsoft Account is a free account you can sign-in on device that allows Minecraft players on Switch to play with others on non-Nintendo devices like iOS, Android, Xbox One and Windows 10 via cross-play, Realms or Servers. Having a Microsoft Account also enables the portability of your MINECOINS and marketplace purchases to other devices and platforms.