At E3 2017, Microsoft announced an update for Minecraft that would allow users with the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Windows 10, and mobile versions of the game to all play with each other simultaneously. Unfortunately, the PlayStation systems are not participating in this update as of now due to Sony’s own choice. Since the New Nintendo 3DS has just received its own version of Minecraft, some fans were wondering if it would be a part of Better Together update. However, it seems there are currently no plans for that to happen.

When asked on Twitter about the update on New Nintendo 3DS, developer Aubrey Norris said that “it is a custom version of Minecraft made for 3DS so [it] will not receive the Better Together Update.” This will be unfortunate news to 3DS players that were hoping to get online with their friends that prefer the Switch or other systems. For now, it may be better to get your handheld online Minecraft experience on Nintendo Switch or other mobile devices.

What do you guys think? Would you prefer the New Nintendo 3DS version to have cross-platform online? Are you content with the Nintendo Switch version of the game? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Our Verdict


Adam Sherrill
Writing is half of my life. Video games make up the other half. I decided to put these two hobbies together and join Gamnesia back in 2015. I spend most of my time working at a retail store and paying off my student debt. When I'm not getting stressed about the thousands of dollars I owe my loan providers, I play tons of video games (which just puts me into more debt). I'm also currently writing a novel in what little spare time I have. It's a story I've been wanting to write for a while, but I don't want to talk about it until I have most of it completed. Any Gamnesia-related inquiries may be sent to [email protected] Feel free to follow my personal Twitter if you want (@Pindlo). I mostly just retweet things.


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