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‘Minecraft’ goes cross-platform on PlayStation 4

/ 07:19 PM December 10, 2019
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The “Minecraft” Better Together update arrives on PlayStation on Dec. 10, 2019. Image: Mojang/Xbox Game Studios via AFP Relaxnews

The legacy PlayStation 4 version of “Minecraft” is being retired in favor of the game’s main focus, the Bedrock Edition, which allows players to play together across iOS, Android, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 versions of the game.

A free update containing the Bedrock Edition will begin rolling out on Dec. 10, separate from the PlayStation 4 Console Edition.

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It also confers access to the Minecraft Marketplace, where players can find new worlds, costumes, mini-games and packs.

Meanwhile, the Console Edition will be removed from the PlayStation Network Store.

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Existing Play Station 4 discs for the old PlayStation 4 edition of “Minecraft” will likewise unlock a Bedrock Edition download.

Players who have the Console Edition will be able to choose between playing the older or the newer version of the community-oriented creative construction and exploration game.

What the PlayStation Blog announcement does not detail, but the Xbox Wire’s equivalent mentions in a footnote, is that Play Station 4 players will need a Microsoft Account to access Bedrock Edition’s online features, long thought to be a major objection from Sony.

TOPICS: Android, Apple iOS, cross-platform, Cross-play, Minecraft, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Windows 10, Xbox One
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