September 20, 2017 8:00 am

The Better Together Update for Minecraft is here

By / Senior Global Communications Manager, Minecraft

Starting today, players using Xbox One, mobile, VR and Windows 10 versions of Minecraft are all one big, happy Bedrock Engine family with the release of the Better Together Update!

Say goodbye to “Minecraft: Xbox One Edition” or “Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition” and hello to a universal “Minecraft!” This update introduces cross-platform play, essentially creating a version of Minecraft that’s consistent no matter what device you’re playing on.

In the Better Together Update, we’ll also have three community server partners that will be accessible from within the game, bringing dozens of new minigames for people to play with millions of other players. Players on consoles will be able to access tons of player-made content on Marketplace for the first time – and anything unlocked from the Minecraft Store on one device will be available on all the other devices linked to that person’s Xbox LIVE account.

Totally new items will also be hitting the Marketplace tomorrow, complete with community made adventure maps, worlds, texture and skin packs. We’re also excited to make it easier for people on mobile or Windows 10 devices to invite others to play with them in their realm with Invite Links.

For players using Windows 10 PC, we’ll have integration with Paint 3D and Remix3D.com, making it easy to export and share your Minecraft creations with our 3D community at Remix3D.com.

You can get the Better Together Update for free if you already own Minecraft on one of the Bedrock Engine platforms, and you can read more about the update over at Minecraft.net!

Updated September 20, 2017 8:10 am