E3 2016: Minecraft update adds online cross-platform play

by on June 13, 2016

Minecraft is receiving online cross-platform play in its latest update, allowing players to host and share world with their friends.

The new “Friendly Update” permits players on Windows 10, iOS and Android devices to play together online in ‘realms’, following on from the introduction of local cross-platform multiplayer last year. Even when you’re offline, your friends can continue to play and build in your world resulting in some surprises when you return to the game.

The Pocket Edition will also receive new texture packs, allowing players to change in-game aesthetics and modify enemies to make them tougher to defeat. These updates will make their way to the console versions of Minecraft sometime next year.