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Microsoft teams with Nintendo for Minecraft crossplay fun

Minecraft cross-play deal between Microsoft and Nintendo leaves Sony on its own.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Jun 21 2018 10:32 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:51 AM CST

In a move that I don't think many saw coming, Microsoft and Nintendo have teamed on a new crossplay-focused Minecraft trailer, with one gamer playing on an Xbox One controller, and the other with the Joy-Con Grip from the Nintendo Switch.

The new Minecraft Better Together update launched last year that enabled crossplay between Xbox, PC, and mobile platforms. But now there has been an update to the Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft that allows Switch owners into the crossplay ecosystem. What about the PS4? Yeah well, Sony doesn't play well with others.

The official Twitter account for Nintendo America tweeted out:

The two companies had a great Twitter blast under the video:

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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