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E3 2017: Minecraft to be unified across current-gen platforms

Published by Jack Taylor     June 12, 2017     10:45 UTC

Microsoft has announced that the Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft is included in plans to unify current versions of the game as part of a new Better Together update.

During the studio's E3 presentation on 11 June, Microsoft announced that it and Mojang would be unifying current-generation versions of Minecraft, including the Nintendo Switch version, as part of a massive summer update.

The update - titled Better Together - will bring the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Windows 10, Android, iOS, and VR versions under the same banner, with all versions of the game to simply be called Minecraft following the update.

All of these versions will be cross-compatible online, and players with multiple versions of the game can use any purchased add-on content across all owned versions; similarly, multiplayer mode Minecraft Realms will also be available across platforms, as will the new Community Marketplace.

The update will not be available for Minecraft: Wii U Edition, nor will it be available for Java Edition (the original PC game) or the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, or Xbox 360.