Console wars are over. As we’ve stated before, cross-play is a definite future for gaming as a whole. With games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Fortnite, Rocket League and many more leading the way, even more developers are joining the ranks and including cross-play into their games. Yesterday, Microsoft announced that its biggest game, Minecraft, won’t be leaving out PlayStation 4 players anymore and will release Minecraft’s Bedrock Edition enabling cross-play via PS4.
For those who didn’t know, Minecraft’s Bedrock Edition is the latest version of Minecraft which was released for PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iPhone, Android, and Gear VR with cross-play functionality, leaving out PlayStation community to play on their own. Now, this is about to change as PlayStation 4 will be able to join the global community and build, craft and explore together.
In case you were wondering about additional downloads, don’t… As soon as you boot up your PS4 there should be a Minecraft update waiting for you. However, in order to join cross-play on PlayStation 4, you’ll need to have an Xbox login. It’s also worth noting that all of your achievements earned via the Xbox account will unlock your PlayStation trophies.
It’s hard to predict whether this is permanent cross-play or just a tease for PlayStation fans until the next Minecraft update called Nether comes along. We hope to learn more about this in the next State of Play stream…