Today, Microsoft announced that the Better Together update for Minecraft is now available on the Switch. The new update, which made its debut late last year, makes use of the Bedrock Engine. If you own Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, you can download the new update for free.
Nintendo has released a new trailer for the update, showing off cross-play between the Xbox One and Switch. Since cross-play is the main point of this advertisement, towards the end we see the words "Create Together, Explore Together, Survive Together" and finally "Better Together". Indeed, Microsoft and Nintendo, gaming is fun when all can join in. As you might have guessed, Sony will not be part of the cross-play movement this go-around, as it has made it clear that it will continue to exile itself.
Recently, Sony has once again ruffled the feathers of the gaming community, blocking cross-play and progression between the two consoles in Fornite. Sony issued a weak response in regards to why cross-play is not being made available on the PlayStation, but a former Sony executive chimed in earlier in the week to say that it was all about money. Sony does have a stranglehold on the console war this generation, so it will be hard to tell if the company will ever be open to making cross-play a reality. Regardless, the new Better Together update is now available for the Nintendo Switch.