Minecraft update puts cross play into action

Gamers can now share their content directly within the game interface and across multiple platforms

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Minecraft update puts cross play into action  The update will see Minecraft become a unified experience
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  June 12, 2017

Microsoft is giving popular block building game Minecraft a makeover by transforming it into a cross-platform multiplayer video game.

The 'Better Together' update is being described by Minecraft representatives as the first truly 'future-facing platform'.

The update will see Minecraft become a unified experience, meaning gamers can save data across the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, mobile and Windows 10 PC.

Furthermore, and probably the most exciting update is that gamers can now play one another even if they are using different platforms, this is down to the new in-game servers.

The idea is to bring players together along with a seamless experience of switching platforms, however it has not been confirmed if PlayStation players will be included in this cross-platform update.

The update also includes a ‘Super Duper Graphics Pack' which features enhanced and realistic textures, light effects and 4K graphics.

The game, which was only recently bought by Microsoft, has 55 million monthly players.

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