The launch of Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition past year was a big moment, and now it's time to take the next step in the evolution of this beloved franchise. Minecraft is one of the best selling games of all time sitting at more than 144 million units sold worldwide across all platforms, including the Switch.
This all means that Nintendo Switch gamers will now be able to enjoy cross-play with other Minecraft players on Xbox One, Windows 10, Android, iOS, and VR Platforms. Xbox Live achievements will be enabled on the Nintendo Switch version. There will also be a physical version released via the usual retailers. Of course, the update also gives access to the Minecraft Marketplace, where players can purchase unique maps, skins, and texture packs from creators.
Nintendo Switch Edition game is now available on the Nintendo Switch system, this June will see the universal Minecraft Bedrock Engine come to the platform, along with a new physical version coming to stores at a suggested retail price of $29.99. Visit Nintendo.com or Nintendo eShop for details. Nintendo's E3 2018 video presentation is focused on Switch titles with a spotlight on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game, but there may be a mention about when this Minecraft update will occur, so stay tuned on June 12 for that information.
One additional note is that, while multiplayer on Switch is now free, the Switch Online paid subscriptions will be coming in September and Minecraft will be caught up by this, needing an active subscription to head online.
What do you think of the cross-platform update coming to Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition?