While Minecraft for Nintendo Switch has been out for awhile now, players have not had the ability to play with others cross-platform. However, all that will be changing in June when the Bedrock Engine arrives that will finally allow Switch gamers to partake of all the joy with every other platform (PS4, XB1, PC, Android, PS3, 3DS, iOS, Linux, Mac).
Minecraft will be the first game on Nintendo Switch to feature cross-play support across Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, Android devices, iOS phones and tablets, and VR platforms will all be able to play together for the first time ever. Whether they’re working together to build the home of their dreams or standing shoulder-to-shoulder as they enter the End to take down the Enderdragon, there will always be something for friends to do together, regardless of platform.
Players who run the Bedrock Engine will find a lot of great previously-released content including the Super Mario Mash-Up. It will also be part of the forthcoming Switch Online paid membership when it launches this fall.
In addition to the Bedrock news, the Minecraft team also announced that a new physical version would be released to stores around the world and retailing for $30.