Switch owners are on the wait list.
By Robert Marrujo:: Minecraft is experiencing something of a rebirth with the new Better Together update currently knocking around on Xbox One, Windows 10, mobile, and VR. The update brings with it the much ballyhooed cross-platform functionality that was shown off this past June at E3. Cross functionality that Sony has shunned, for the moment, making it the lone holdout thus far when it comes to cross-platform play. As such, the update will not be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of Minecraft until negotiations between Sony and Microsoft yield a positive result.
Regardless, Better Together offers more than being able to play with users on different system. Here's about half of the new features that have been added, according to Mojang:
- Stained Glass
- Fireworks (with Elytra boost!)
- Armor Stands
- Jukebox and music discs
- Recipe Book
- Book & Quill
- Coarse Dirt
- New world start options: Starting Map; Bonus Chest; Trust Players
- New game rules: Show Coordinates; TNT Explodes; Natural Regeneration
- Added '/tickingarea' command to create areas that still update when no players are there
For the rest, along with tweaks, hit up that link above. Switch Minecraft owners, despite Nintendo being open to crossplay, are sadly going to have to wait a bit to get in on the fun. Mojang states that Switch owners should be getting the update come winter.