The thing about PC gaming is that regardless of whatever PC brand or build or operating system version, PC gamers can play multiplayer games together as long as they are able to run the game on their computer. When it comes to consoles, it’s an entirely different story, but cross-platform play is something that is being worked towards.
In fact at E3 2017, Microsoft announced that Minecraft would be getting cross-platform support, meaning that for the most part, Minecraft players across different platforms will be able to play together, pick up where they left of, and so on. The supported platforms include the Xbox One, Windows 10, iOS, Android, Gear VR, Oculus Rift, Fire TV, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, and the Nintendo Switch.
Missing from this would be Microsoft’s previous generation Xbox 360 console, and Sony’s PS4, the latter of which isn’t surprising. In more recent times, Microsoft has warmed up to the idea of cross-play across consoles and from the statements we’ve heard, it sounds like the ball is pretty much in Sony’s court.
However a report from last year suggested that maybe for security reasons and the use of different security protocols could be the reason why we’ve yet to see Xbox One and PS4 cross-play. That being said as far as Minecraft is concerned, gamers will still need to buy Minecraft for each individual platform, but if you’ve been looking forward to playing Minecraft with your friends who are using different platforms, this could be worth looking forward to in the near future.