Today, Minecraft players on Xbox One, mobile, VR, and Windows 10 can join forces to create a world of their own as these versions have been joined together in the Better Together Update. There’s now less of a “Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition” or “Minecraft: Xbox One Edition” and more of a universal “Minecraft.”
This update also allows players on console to access player-made content on the Marketplace and anything available on one device will be linked to the person’s Xbox LIVE account, allowing them to access the content from any of the Better Together Update devices.
Players on mobile and Windows 10 devices now have the ability to invite players to their realm using Invite Links, custom URL links unique to their realm to make it easy for players to invite their friends even if the owner isn’t online. The feature will be available for Xbox in a future update.
To access the update, you either need to own the game digitally or own the game via disc and have played five hours in the past 12 months or purchase content by January 30th, 2018. This is to apparently separate real accounts from fake ones.
Nintendo Switch owners, don’t worry, the Better Together Update will be coming soon for you as well. The team is working on bringing the update to the Nintendo Switch version of the game sometime this Winter.