Minecraft to get Cross-Platform Multiplayer Support for Windows 10 and Pocket Edition

By   /   Sep 8, 2015
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With Minecraft, one of the fun things that is enables people to do is to explore the world with their friends. They can even battle the Ender Dragon together if they so wish. With an upcoming update it looks like some players will get cross-platform support.

On the news of the upcoming update, version 0.12.1, the first step in cross-platform multiplayer is coming. Here is what the announcement says:

“The upcoming 0.12.1 update is, in a word, awesome. For the first time ever, up to five friends can play cross-platform multiplayer on a local network between Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta. The Windows 10 Edition Beta also now allows up to five friends play together over Xbox Live. And no matter what edition you’re playing, you’ll be able to buff up your equipment with special effects from enchanting tables.”

So the requirement of the cross-platform compatibility for now will be to have either Pocket Edition or Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta. It also mentions that up to 5 friends can play over Xbox Live.

While this is interesting news it also will raise questions over the Windows 10 Edition Beta too, which in itself is really an enhanced Pocket Edition anyway. This is probably why it is easy to get the two to work together to offer multiplayer support. When compared to the original Java version of Minecraft though, it feels to offer less freedom and looks less graphically impressive.

While the Windows 10 version adds nice features such as controller support, it will be interesting to see how people have adopted the more Microsoft version of the Minecraft. With the new updates promised, more interest may come, but will it win gamers over?

What are your thoughts on this Minecraft news? Which version do you use? Let us know below.

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