These cross-platform capabilities are happening because the Switch and Xbox One versions of Minecraft are being converted to Bedrock Engine which is a software foundation that powers Windows 10, VR and Pocket Editions.
Minecraft is receiving a big update and Microsoft has made a decision to knock down the walls. Those versions are walled off and won't connect with any other platform. You can see a new trailer below.
You might wonder why PlayStation isn't on this list, and we have some bad news for Sony gamers. "But I got separate info that Sony refused".
Microsoft announced on Sunday that it's unifying all versions of "Minecraft". "Today, the Java edition is really known for discovery and experimentation as you go to the crafting grid and try things out and see what actually turns out to be a recipe". Nearly all editions will finally be unified beneath a single version, and assumedly updated at the same time with the same content. He also promised that the new "Better Together Update" will bring a more consistent and unified version of "Minecraft". This unification will allow players on those devices to play together for the first time ever.
But players on PS4, arguably the most popular current-gen console on the market, won't be moved to Bedrock right away. Community run servers will also be allowed across the platforms. That makes this the simplest way to play Minecraft with friends, and only the owner of a Realm needs to pay. Infinite Minecraft worlds will be truly endless, and it will be up to players how far they want to let their imaginations push their creativity. In the years since Microsoft purchased Mojang and Minecraft for $US2.5 billion the playerbase has only grown, with more than 55 million monthly global users as of February this year. "But as we said, we would love to have our PlayStation 4 community join our Minecraft unification plans". This is a huge win for fans of Minecraft, especially those that play it on mobile platforms. So if you don't like being alone, well, here is your chance to jump in and have some fun.