Minecraft Cross-Platform Play Between Nintendo Switch and Xbox Begins in June

Minecraft Cross-Platform Play Between Nintendo Switch and Xbox Begins in June

It is nearly ironic to think that it was after Microsoft acquired Minecraft and its developers that the popular voxel sandbox game exploded into more platforms and use cases.

Minecraft is, perhaps, the first and so far only game that has cross-play support on Xbox One, Windows 10, Android, iOS, VR, and, soon, Nintendo Switch.

As is the case with Minecraft on any Bedrock platform, Minecraft on Nintendo Switch will now also support achievements and Gamerscore, reflecting players' activities and experiences within the game and allowing them to compare stats with friends.

A new in-game store in this version of Minecraft called the Minecraft Marketplace will let players obtain community-created content like skins, worlds and textures for their Minecraft World using MINECOINS, a new virtual in-game currency. Players can also access the Marketplace and Realms with the Better Together update.

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Minecraft is bigger, better and more beautiful-with new ways to play and share!

Like on other platforms, those who own a copy of Minecraft for the Nintendo Switch will receive the update for free when it launches on June 21st. Nintendo Switch Edition will drop in June and update the Bedrock Engine to allow for cross-platform play. Visit Nintendo.com or Nintendo eShop for details.

What do you think of the cross-platform update coming to Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition?

With Minecraft on Nintendo Switch, players can take the newest version of the massively popular game wherever they go. Up until now Minecraft on Switch has been its own unique port of the game, and as such would be locked out from future updates until it was updated.

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