Minecraft Cross-Platform Play Limited Beta is Now Live

Currently supports Android and Windows 10 players; Marketplace included.

Posted By | On 31st, Jul. 2017 Under News


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Cross-platform play has finally come to Mojang’s Minecraft, albeit in a limited test beta that only accommodates Windows 10 and Android devices. The update, known as “Better Together” will connect users on Android, iOS, VR, Windows 10, Xbxo One and Nintendo Switch when it fully launches.

Xbox One players can expect to join the limited beta soon as per Microsoft. The beta itself contains most of the update’s features including the new Marketplace. Community cross-platform servers aren’t available just yet though. If you want to partake of the beta on Xbox One or Windows 10, pick up a digital copy of the game, download the Xbox Insider Hub app and join via the Insider Content portion.

Minecraft’s Better Together update arrives this Autumn and will bring various other features like Trust Players, Starting Map and Bonus Chest for starting a new world. Player permissions, a “How to Play” screen, split-screen support on consoles and world conversion are also included. A significant visual upgrade will also be out this Fall.

New Features:

  • Stained Glass
  • Fireworks (with Elytra boost)
  • Parrots
  • Banners
  • Armor stands
  • Jukebox and music discs
  • Recipe Book
  • Book and Quill
  • Ravines
  • Coarse Dirt
  • New world start options: Starting Map, Bonus Chest, Trust Players
  • New game rules: TNT Explodes, Natural Regeneration
  • Added ‘/tickingarea’ command to create areas that still update when no players are there
  • Player permissions
  • Zombie Villager spawn egg
  • In-game host options
  • New loading screens with funny and helpful tips
  • How to Play screen
  • Remix 3D and structure blocks
  • Split-screen (Console only)
  • World conversion

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