Mojang announced during Microsofts E3 Press Conference that all Minecraft Servers across PC, Console, Mobile, and VR will be combining this fall. This will mean that if you’re on Xbox you can play with somebody using the PC edition of Minecraft. Alongside this update, Mojang will be vastly expanding the server capacity of Minecraft’s servers to support the change. All of the Player-made content will be made available for everyone to use. Additionally, every DLC skin will now be considered as coss buy skins. If you bought say a Commander Shepard skin on Xbox One then this update will make it available for you on mobile as well. Of course, the best change is that now community run servers will be allowed to run across all platforms. Now you can totally finish a statue of your friend Mark Grissman while on mobile or Xbox One. How swell right?
The update will also come with a 4K graphics update for the Xbox One version and minor enhancements for Xbox One X.
Here’s a trailer they shared for both updates at E3:
Update: According to NOA’s Twitter there is also a version of Minecraft coming to Nintendo Switch this Summer, titled Minecraft Realms. This new game will also be included in the mega server merger in the fall.
Unfortunately, it seems that Sony has refused to take part in the merger. When Windows developer, Jez Corden was asked on Twitter if Playstation was participating in the merger on Twitter he responded with “If you want cross platform Minecraft for PlayStation, bug Sony.” This means that the PS4, Vita, and PS3 versions of Minecraft will only be able to play with each other.