Minecraft Dungeons to Add Console Crossplay Next Month, Including PS4
Minecraft Dungeons will feature crossplay across Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One starting next month; what does this say about future Microsoft games?
It’s amazing to see how crossplay has evolved over this gaming generation. While it was once impossible to think we might see multiplayer that mixed Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4 fans in one server, it is becoming more and more a gaming reality. And as we get closer to PS5 and Xbox Series X | S, it has been revealed that Minecraft Dungeons will allow crossplay for all current gen devices.
News comes by way of the official Minecraft Twitter account, that revealed that Dungeons would allow for crossplay on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One next month. While there isn’t an official date on when crossplay will start, it is undoubtedly good news and a great way to welcome in the next console generation:
Unite. Fight. Survive… Together!
Cross-play is coming to @dungeonsgame in November, next month! Gather all your heroic friends and prepare to play together on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows and Xbox One!
— Minecraft (@Minecraft) October 3, 2020
While the news is all well and good, there is already conversation popping around on whether this is indicative of a broader strategy from Microsoft. With the recent news that the Xbox brand has swallowed up Bethesda, there is many a fear that The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield may never make it over to PlayStation. Perhaps this is an indication of continued goodwill between the hardware developers and a nod that they aren’t locking out PlayStation players.
On the other side of that debate, Minecraft properties have always enjoyed broad crossplay and anti-exclusivity support. In short, reading too much into this news might be a pointless exercise.
Minecraft Dungeons has been a long-time coming, first revealed in 2018 for PC. After a series of delays and inclusions of a console port, the game finally released in May 2020 to Great critical reviews. The developers have been continually supporting the game since launch, with the “Creeping Winter” DLC having just been released last month.
Minecraft Dungeons is available now for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One; if you haven’t picked up the game yet, feel free to grab it from Amazon to help support DualShockers.