E3 2017: Xbox One Getting Cross-Play With Nintendo Switch For Minecraft

Microsoft made a big announcement about Minecraft today. During its E3 2017 briefing, Microsoft revealed that cross-play for the sandbox game is getting enhanced in a big way.

There will be cross-play between Minecraft's PC, mobile, virtual reality, and even console versions. A Nintendo Switch logo was shown during a briefing, implying that there will be cross-play between Xbox and Switch. It remains to be seen if there will be cross-play between Minecraft's Xbox and PlayStation versions.

Additionally, an update for the game will add player-made skins, maps, textures, and "massive community servers."

Additionally, an update for Minecraft this year will add 4K support and more graphical options. There will be a Super Duper Graphics Pack (real name) that delivers these elements, including what looks like larger worlds and enhanced features like water reflections and shadows.

Microsoft's E3 2017 briefing is going on right now. The company already announced the official name of Project Scorpio and its release date. You can watch the livestream and follow along with our liveblog. We'll have lots more about Xbox later today and all week. Keep checking back for the latest, and follow everything E3-related at our E3 hub.



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