Minecraft players will be very happy following Microsoft’s E3 press conference.
During the conference, it was announced that the Better Together Update introduces cross-platform play this summer, unifying the Windows 10, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and VR versions of the game. Following the update, all of the various editions of Minecraft will simply be called “Minecraft.”
As well as this, in-game servers will be added as part of the update, allowing players to host public servers that can be joined by all players.
“This’ll let you search a list of servers which you can join right away! We’ll be launching with four servers – Lifeboat, Mineplex, InPVP, and Cubecraft – with more to follow,” Mojang explains. “Plus we’ve made sure that parental controls and other safety features will be in place, so you decide what your child can access.”
On top of crossplay and a server browser, Minecraft will also be getting 4K HDR support on Xbox One, Windows 10, iOS, mobile, and VR, along with improved lighting, shadows, water effects.
Finally, the Super Duper Graphics Pack will be coming to Xbox One, Xbox One X, and Windows 10, bringing with it dynamic shadows, lighting that streams through fog, movement in leaves and grass, new textures for mobs and villagers, directional lighting, edge highlighting, and more.