Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition Getting Cross-Platform Update and More

Coming this June in the form of the Bedrock update, Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition will receive cross-platform play and even a new in-game store.

on May 12, 2018 11:08 AM

Players of Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition will soon have the ability to join their friends that play on opposing platforms. Coming as a free update for all who already own the title, gamers can expect to download it this coming June.

After the new universal Minecraft Bedrock Engine makes it onto Nintendo’s hybrid platform, Switch owners will then be able to connect with their friends who play on competing systems. The news comes about a month after Microsoft confirming Xbox Live achievements carried over onto the Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft.

Included in the shiny new in-game store are worlds, skins and textures. So we can hope that a Herobrine costume will be available for any of us who want to trip out our friends. You won’t need apples or dead chickens to buy items with this new option, but you can purchase stuff with MINECOINS instead. If you are getting bored of the normal game modes in Minecraft, there will also be community-run servers available to join, offering new models of play and mini-games.

Did you already buy Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition and feel like you may have missed out on an opportunity on getting some free content? Well, stop frowning right now, because the new upgrade to this definitive edition is free for all who already own the game on Switch. So, if you want to prepare your own world and build homes (or jail cells) for your friends before the update drops next month, then you can find a digital version of Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition on Amazon


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Landon Luthi is a staff writer at DualShockers and has been an avid reader of video game news ever since trying to discover the identity of Sushi-X in the early 90's. He often plays RPGs and is a sucker for Indy games and pixelated platformers. You can usually find him crawling around in modded Arma 3 servers hunting for the elusive Manbearpig.