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!
It's on New Nintendo 3DS, hence the name. ☺️ it is a custom version of Minecraft made for 3DS so will not receive the Better Together Update
— Aubrey Norris (@Chupacaubrey) September 14, 2017