Minecraft Cross Platform Play Update Enters Beta On PC and Android

Minecraft Cross Platform Play Update Enters Beta On PC and Android

Minecraft Cross Platform Play Update Enters Beta On PC and Android

But in advance of that update, we can already get a taste for what that will be like- it looks like the beta for the update s available right now on Windows 10 and Android devices, with an Xbox One version dropping soon.

The beta is the first step in Microsoft's Better Together Minecraft upgrade, which aims to unite Minecraft on console, Windows 10, and Android.

To take part in the beta Xbox One and Windows 10 PC beta testers will need to have downloaded the Xbox Insider app, and players on Xbox One will need to own a digital version of Minecraft. Many features of the update are included in the beta, like the Marketplace, but servers are not yet functioning.

For example, this will allow players playing on an Android phone to play with users on an Xbox One or even a PC.

Navigate to Insider content Minecraft Beta. This new update will bring players under one umbrella, with a version that's roughly the same across all the different platforms. The plan, in the end, is to have players on PC, mobile, Xbox One, and Switch all able to play with one another just as if they were on the same platform.

Meanwhile, Windows 10 users will need the Xbox Insider Hub app to get in on the beta.

Mojang is calling it the "Better Together" update, which will be coming soon. The update was announced in June during Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference and is said to allow players to play together on any of the supported platforms via special multiplayer servers.

Only the PlayStation version of the game is not getting cross-platform support since Sony declined to participate in the update. The article makes it clear that this is very much a stress test rather than a full roll-out of the game, and that access to new features will be gradually added until the official launch.

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