New Minecraft update enables cross-play between two famous gaming platforms, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. Last year, with the better, together with update enabled the feature of cross-play between Xbox One, Windows 10, VR and Mobile devices. Now Better together comes to Minecraft on Nintendo Switch.
Minecraft Cross- Play
Nintendo announced this feature with a Minecraft Update of 21st June. It allows the game to play the Minecraft on Nintendo with PC, Xbox One and mobile devices.
However, PlayStation 4 left out from the list of a cross-play feature in the game. One reason behind can be the withdraw of PlayStation from a cross-play feature on Fortnite Battle.
The game uses the Bedrock Engine on Nintendo Switch. The new version is absolutely free and currently available on Nintendo eShop and at retail stores.
Minecraft has put together some FAQ if you have some doubt regarding the cross-play feature and new Minecraft Update version.
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: I already own Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, how do I get this new version?
A: Players who already own Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition can download the new version of Minecraft free of charge. Either follow the prompts in-game to download or find it directly in the Nintendo eShop.
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 a 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. To create an account click here.