Minecraft to get 4K graphics and crossplay update this fall

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15 June, 2017

One of the biggest games in the world is doing something no game has done before: connecting all of its players, regardless of platform.

Cross-platform play is one of the next steps in the gaming industry.

Any DLC you buy on Windows 10 will be redeemable in-game on any of the named devices - which conspicuously don't include PS4.

At E3, Microsoft highlighted cross-platform play for Minecraft, enabling players on Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, VR, and mobile to play together.

You might wonder why PlayStation isn't on this list, and we have some bad news for Sony gamers. All purchases from now on will be available across all devices at no extra charge.

Microsoft did not detail exactly which consoles will be included, but an on-screen trailer showed off a blocky Nintendo Switch build - suggesting Nintendo was signed up.

This unification plan will also allow for the expansion of the Minecraft Marketplace and the content creator program, as well as the introduction of new in-game Minecraft servers.

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The "Better Together" update is slated for release this summer. We'll be launching with four servers - Lifeboat, Mineplex, InPVP, and Cubecraft - with more to follow.

Servers will also be much easier to join moving forward. After all, we live to serve (er)!

Later this year, players across Windows 10, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and VR devices will all be able to play with each other (sorry PlayStation 4).

Microsoft said the Super-Duper Graphics Pack will hit Xbox One X and Windows 10 versions, although it didn't specify whether which other platforms will receive it.

Now keep in mind that these are entirely optional.

"We want to bring the strengths of all the existing crafting systems together", Merriam says. Minecraft's original lovely look is going nowhere.

The first of those surprises, the "Super-Duper Graphics Pack", will be downloadable "this fall" as a free upgrade for the game.


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