Mojang has announced that full cross-play compatibility is headed for the PlayStation 4version of Minecraft. After a free update which is coming very soon, PS4 players will be able to enjoy the blocky evergreen with players from all other platforms. Watch the announcement trailer here!
Sony experienced major pushback from gamers for their archaic stance in regards to cross-play functionality. The pressure by both gamers and the press was effective and the company caved in last year by introducing cross-play for select titles in a beta. This beta ended a couple of months ago with every game now on the PS4 able to let users play across systems.
“So how is this different from the version of Minecraft I can already play on my PS4?” The difference is that the Bedrock version of Minecraft is the unified version of the game that offers the same experience across all consoles. All that glorious, unified code means that you’ll be playing the same game as your pals on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10, and mobile! So, yes – that means you get cross-play between those different consoles (once you’re running the most recent update). Not just that, PS4 players now also have access to the Minecraft Marketplace – a source for worlds, skins, mini-games, and mash-up packs! So you’re going to have not just a better Minecraft experience than ever before, but more Minecraft than ever.
Minecraft is the latest of legacy games that is adding cross-play to its PS4 version in a soon update. By updating to the Bedrock version of Minecraft, PS4 users will get the same version of the game which is already available on Xbox One, Windows, Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Together with cross-play, Bedrock will also introduce the Minecraft Marketplace to the PlayStation 4. Here, users can buy skins, mini-games and much more.
You can look forward to the week when the Bedrock update hits on PS4 for free.