Minecraft Cross-Platform Play Comes To Nintendo Switch In June

The Better Together update for Minecraft sought to unite the many different platforms under one banner last year, but the Nintendo Switch was left out of the party to begin with – and Sony turned down their invitation, as we all know.

Now, after a long delay, the Nintendo Swith will finally be getting a new cross-platform enabled Bedrock Edition of the game in June. This will be a completely separate version of the game to download, which is free for all those that currently own Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, and it will be accompanied by a new physical release as well.

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This new Switch version will come with all the previously released content, including the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack that’s exclusive to Switch, and there’s a new in-game store call the Minecraft Marketplace where you can share and buy skins, worlds and textures using the Minecoin in-game currency.

One additional note is that, while multiplayer on Switch is currently free, the Switch Online paid subscriptions will be coming in September and Minecraft will be caught up by this, needing an active subscription to head online.

Source: press release

 

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