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Minecraft is going totally cross-platform

It’s also getting a 4K facelift this fall


Minecraft players, no matter the device, will soon be able to play together, developer Mojang announced during the Xbox press briefing at E3 2017.

The company is set to introduce in-game servers allowing players to access one another as well as third-party content from a simple menu. Currently, server access requires complicated login procedures. New servers will go online from four partners: Lifeboat, InPvP, Mineplex and CubeCraft.

Microsoft also announced that its “Better Together” update will bring more platforms into the cross-platform and saved-data fold, including Windows 10, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, virtual reality and mobile.

Minecraft is getting a full 4K facelift this fall to coincide with the launch of the Xbox One X, the retail name for Project Scorpio. In addition, there are other things just for Xbox users, like Minecraft Realms, which gives Xbox Live members access to subscription-based private servers for up to 10 people on Xbox One.

E3 2017 begins on June 13, with press conferences starting June 10. For the big announcements, make sure to check out our one-stop shop for the show's streams.