Why? The reason was quite easy to imagine, given that Sony has never been a lover of cross-play with other platforms, but the confirmation came from Jez Corden of Windows Central, who in a tweet established a clear rejection of the Japanese manufacturer of allowing this feature for Minecraft.
Minecraft is obviously a global phenomenon, with over 100 million copies sold as of last June.
"One of Microsoft's most interesting announcements during its E3 press conference is that "#Minecraft" will see "the Better Together Update to unify console, mobile, and Windows 10 versions of the game under a single edition".
Sad to say, the "Better Together" update is not coming to the Xbox 360 and Wii U, so players accessing "Minecraft" using these older consoles won't have the advantage of cross-platform gaming. This enables you to start a game on one platform and then pick up that world and save on any of the others that are part of this unification under the "Bedrock Engine". That means cross-console play will be available for players between Microsoft and Nintendo consoles.
The non-Windows 10 version of Minecraft, meanwhile, is henceforth known as "Minecraft: Java Edition", though Microsoft say they'll continue to support it.More news: Trump's attorney general to testify in public on Russian Federation
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"We have no intention to push people one way or other", said Minecraft communications manager Aubrey Norris.
The game began its journey in 2009 as an alpha version.
This summer, in the 1.2 update, Mojang are introducing a partner system for some of the immensely popular and family friendly servers.
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.
What's more, Minecraft's visual pipeline has received a substantial upgrade, meaning the game might finally look impressive on anyone's 4K TV, thanks to better lighting, shadows, and water effects, the company said.