Today, Mojang announced that the Nintendo Switch version of everyone’s favorite building blocks game, Minecraft, will finally be receiving the Bedrock update. This update will finally connect the Nintendo Switch version of the game with the Xbox One, Windows 10, iOS and Android versions.
In addition to the “better together” features, the Bedrock update will also include the Minecraft Marketplace, where players can sell their custom creations using Minecoins. Switch players will also have access to community run servers and mini-games.
This Bedrock version of the game contains all the great previously released content, including the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack exclusive to Nintendo systems and all DLC, but now allows players to connect with friends on non-Nintendo systems like Xbox One and Android mobile phones via cross-platform play. In addition, Minecraft will support the Nintendo Switch Online paid membership when it launches in September, as well as Xbox Live achievements and Gamerscore.
Anyone that already owns Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition will get access to the Bedrock update the same day the physical version is released. The Bedrock update for Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition and the physical version of the game will be released on June 21st.