Minecraft Cross-Platform-Play Coming to Switch in June


Minecraft Cross-Platform-Play Coming to Switch in June

The Bedrock version of Minecraft will launch June 21 for the Nintendo Switch system, both digitally on Nintendo eShop and as a physical release at retail. Minecraft is one of the best selling games of all time sitting at more than 144 million units sold worldwide across all platforms, including the Switch.

This update will allow cross-platform play with Xbox One, PC, iOS and Android version of Minecraft excluding PS4 because it doesn't have the update yet.

Nintendo has just revealed that Minecraft on the Switch will receive its cross-play functionality in June. Also, note that the update will be free for all players who already have Minecraft on Switch.

There's a new Minecraft Marketplace that's been announced as well, which will allow players pick up new skins, worlds, textures, and more using Minecoins, a new in-game currency.

Among the key features of the new service is the Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online, a library of 20 games at launch from the classic NES console.

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With Minecraft on Nintendo Switch, players can take the newest version of the massively popular game wherever they go.

Better Together was launched on PC, Xbox One, iOS, and Android a year ago and is (as its alternate name Bedrock suggests) created to be the unifying base for all versions of Minecraft in the future.

The downside to the new service is that some games that can now be played online for free, such as Splatoon 2, will require a Switch Online membership for such play once the service launches.

"With previously released content like the Super Mario Mash-Up included, players everywhere can experience what it's like when Minecraft meets the Mushroom Kingdom!"

The all-time best-selling game, Minecraft made its mark on Nintendo Switch as well.

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