During the Xbox briefing, plans were announced to unify the console, mobile and Windows 10 editions of Minecraft, allowing cross-platform play, and at the Nintendo Spotlight it was announced that Rocket League on the Switch will also have crossplay. Sony, however, aren't on board with the idea.
When asked about the reason for not allowing cross play, the marketing head stated, "We've got to be mindful of our responsibility to our install base. Minecraft - the demographic playing that, you know as well as I do, it's all ages but it's also very young. We have a contract with the people who go online with us, that we look after them and they are within the PlayStation curated universe."
Even though there are no current plans, Jim didn't dash all hope that things could change in the future, adding, "I don't think anything is ever a done deal."
The Better Together Update for Minecraft launches on mobile, VR, Xbox and Switch in summer. Players will receive the new version for free and all DLC and created worlds will be carried over. Additionally, any extra content purchased will be accessible across all the various devices.
The update also brings with it cloud-hosted servers. Initially there will be for open servers - Lifeboat, Mineplex, InPvP and CubeCraft - with more to be added over time.
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