The most awaited update for the cross-play support on PS4 comes to an end. On Dec 10th, Minecraft at PlayStation 4 will eventually be upgraded to the Single Bedrock Version. Now, through PlayStation 4, Minecraft users will be able to play on other consoles including Xbox One, Windows and mobile devices along with their friends. The update is not far from your devices and consoles. Minecraft players on the PlayStation4 will also get access to all of their purchases and progress, and moreover the update will be available free of charge.
The new update would encourage Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Gear VR, and now PS4 to play across the network. Already months to the day since Sony officially brought its PS4 cross-play funding out of beta, Microsoft is starting to roll out the Bedrock Edition to PS4. It also comes two years after cross-play on Xbox, PC, mobile, and Change was accessible for World of warcraft. Sony temporarily blocked cross-play with games such as Minecraft and Fortnite, and the company finally stepped up and changed its rules in September 2018 after a major Fortnite backlash. Cross-play has been included since then by Fortnite, Rocket League, PUBG, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
“One of the key objectives of Minecraft is to bind players through platforms and provide the best experience irrespective of platform,” says Helen Chiang, head of the studio at Minecraft, in a statement to The Verge. “We keep going to fulfil this mission here today by welcoming PS4 players to Bedrock’s Minecraft and expanding our multiplayer community across platforms.”
Minecraft is a big addition to the list of cross-play games, as there are 480 million users and 112 million active monthly matches. Minecraft was also recently featured as one of the most widely viewed video game on YouTube in YouTube Rewind 2019, mentioned above Fortnite.