Minecraft Cross-Platform Patch, Physical Version For Switch Launch June 21


Explore randomly generated worlds and build wonderful things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. In addition, Minecraft will support the Nintendo Switch Online paid membership when it launches in September, as well as Xbox Live achievements and Gamerscore.

The Bedrock version of Minecraft will launch June 21 for the Nintendo Switch system, both digitally on Nintendo eShop and as a physical release at retail.

This all means that Nintendo Switch gamers will now be able to enjoy cross-play with other Minecraft players on Xbox One, Windows 10, Android, iOS, and VR Platforms. The new version of Minecraft is an entirely separate game, so those owning Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition will be given the new version of the game for free. Whether they're working together to build the home of their dreams or standing shoulder-to-shoulder as they enter the End to take down the Enderdragon, there will always be something for friends to do together, regardless of platform.

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Similar to the Better Together Update that released for the game past year, the Bedrock Update will be a free download for those who already own Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition upon it's release. The Marketplace allows players and content creators in the community to buy and sell unique skins, maps, and texture packs available for use across a player's account on any and all platforms on which they have the Bedrock Update.

Minecraft is one of the best-selling video games of all time, selling more than 144 million worldwide across all platforms, including Nintendo Switch.

Thankfully, we now know when Minecraft on Switch is updating to Bedrock, and how it's going to work for existing owners of the game.