Mojang has released Minecraft on Nintendo Switch, a new version that uses the Bedrock engine which lets those on the portable home console play with others on Xbox One, Windows 10, VR and mobile devices.
This Better Together update is quite rightly something to celebrate, and, in a new trailer posted on Nintendo’s YouTube channels, their bromance with Microsoft has continued.
“”Create together. Explore together. Survive together. Better together,” the trailer ends, that, while referencing the update’s inclusive slogan, sees Nintendo Switch and Xbox One branding colours side-by-side.
It’s a subtle jab at Sony, whose defiant refusal to allow cross-platform play with PlayStation 4 has seen it endure well of negativity after it was discovered that Fortnite accounts were locked to the console.
Nintendo of America president and chief operating officer Reggie Fils-Aime has openly spoken about the company’s approach to cross-platform play, reasoning:
“We embrace working with a developer and enabling them to bring their vision to life. And whether that’s Fortnite, whether that’s a number of the other games that have cross-platform play on our console, from a developer standpoint that’s what we want. And we work hard with them to bring that to life.
“What competitors do is their decision to make. We believe being both developer-forward and fan-forward is in the best interest of the game.”
Minecraft is now available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch and is available for free to those that own Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition.