New Minecraft Trailer Really Pushes the Xbox One/ Nintendo Switch Cross-Play Message

The newest Minecraft ad from Microsoft is all about doing things together and it may arguably feel like a subtle jab to Sony's refusal to join the party.

on June 21, 2018 12:25 PM

With Sony stubbornly refusing to join the cross-play scene, Microsoft and Nintendo are certainly not wasting the chance to push the message.

With the release of the “Better Together” update to Minecraft, Microsoft released a new trailer that is all about gamers playing together on Xbox One and Switch.

It goes all the way to showing the Xbox One and Switch logos side by side at the end, with the message “create together, explore together, survive together, better together.”

While Sony is enjoying a position of basically absolute leadership in the console market, the house of PlayStation has come under pointed criticism from many sides about its refusal to let its player mingle with those on other consoles. Despite that, there are no signs of this changing, at least for now.

You can check out the trailer below. Minecraft is currently available on everything short of toasters and solar-powered calculators (I bet it would be difficult to enable cross-play on those).

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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.