The Nintendo Switch was confirmed as one of the consoles, but there was nothing on the PS4.
Unlike Minecraft Realms, which gives you access to a private, cloud-hosted world for you and your friends, servers are open and accessible to everyone - some have monthly users in the millions!
The new update also means that any downloadable content will be available across all devices.
No more. With what Microsoft calls the "Better Together Update", the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One versions of Minecraft will converge with the Windows 10, Virtual Reality and mobile versions. In order to unite these platforms, Better Together is accompanied by a massive server update to accommodate more multiplayer experiences.
Revealed at the Microsoft E3 event, Minecraft will now be playable across multiple systems such as the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and iOS! We don't have anything to announce on Sony today, but we start off trying to connect all Minecraft players together.
Elsewhere in the update new lighting effects will see all characters reflect light in their own way and new blocks will have smaller ones chiselled out as you hit them, making for a more realistic and visually exciting mining system. They highlighted the recent additions of fossils, parrots, and stained glass as evidence of this, citing plans to continue to build on what makes Minecraft such a popular game. It's that the platform doesn't offer any meaningful reason for you to just go and say "all I want and need is an Xbox because I want to play that specific title". It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize how unfortunate and what a missed opportunity this has been over the past several years, as the entire global Minecraft community has become cordoned off from one another.
Microsoft made its position on the matter clear shortly after the cross-platform update was announced. Now they only have a console to look forward to, and not even the promise of new games coming on the horizon. Additionally, players will be able to download the Super Duper Graphics Pack to play Minecraft in 4K resolution for the first time.
Dunham continued to say that Psyonix, who runs its own matchmaking servers, has had to fall in line with Microsoft's "most complex" security requirements for cross-platform play.style="text-align: center;"