Minecraft Cross-Platform Patch, Physical Version For Switch Launch June 21


It will fold in the Better Together update that added cross-platform play to other consoles a year ago, as well as exclusive "Super Mario"-themed content that originally appeared in the Wii U version of "Minecraft".

With just over a month remaining before E3 2018 kicks off in Los Angeles, California, Nintendo on Monday night shared more details about the long-awaited Nintendo Switch Online subscription service.

A new in-game store in this version of Minecraft called the Minecraft Marketplace will let players obtain community-created content like skins, worlds and textures for their Minecraft World using MINECOINS, a new virtual in-game currency.

Lastly, as is the case with Minecraft on any Bedrock platform, Minecraft on Nintendo Switch will also support Xbox Achievements and Gamerscore.

The update has already made it's way onto the PC and Xbox One versions of the game. Simple and intuitive controls ensure you'll be floating through the air and jumping from platform to platform effortlessly as you get a better feel for the game's mechanics with every play session.

Bedrock allows cross-play between all supported platforms and will give Switch owners access to multiplayer servers.

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Microsoft announced yesterday that the Bedrock version of Minecraft will launch on June 21 on Nintendo Switch.

Owners of Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition will be able to download the Bedrock Edition for free.

"Bringing the definitive version of Minecraft to Nintendo Switch is a huge step forward in our journey to unite Minecraft players across any device".

The downside to the new service is that some games that can now be played online for free, such as Splatoon 2, will require a Switch Online membership for such play once the service launches.

Check out the trailer below for Minecraft on the Switch and tell us what you think.