Minecraft’s Better Together update is here, the cross-play saga continues

Mojang has released what’s being labeled the biggest Minecraft update in recent history – the Better Together Update, bringing with it a list as long as a very long list of new content and game tweaks, as well as the headline feature – cross-platform play. There’s never been a better time to be part of the Minecraft phenomenon. Unless you’re a PlayStation user, in which case you’re on your own.

The Better Together Update, which is free for those who own the base game on Xbox One X and an automatic update for Android, iOS and Windows 10 users, is now essentially the master version, consolidating features and content across all supported platforms (for “supported”, read “sorry Sony, you can’t sit with us”). The Nintendo Switch release of the Better Together Update is still in the workshop, but it’s coming.

Being able to play the same game on your PC with a friend on a mobile phone and a friend on an Xbox One? That’s pretty cool, even for us hardened cynics. The full list of new content and game tweaks is up on the official Minecraft site.