Minecraft is now cross-play friendly with the PS4
Minecraft has just launched cross-play functionality on the PlayStation 4.
That means block-builders will now be able to join their friends on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Windows 10 and even mobile players in the same game.
The free update containing the Bedrock Edition launched earlier today, although it’s worth noting the update is separate from the regular PlayStation 4 Console Edition (which has now been removed from PlayStation Store).
The new edition also includes access to the Minecraft Marketplace, where players can find new worlds, costumes, mini-games and entertainment packs.
Fortunately, existing physical copies of Minecraft (the actual discs) will unlock a Bedrock Edition download. Players who have the Console Edition already downloaded will be able to choose between the older or newer version.
Players looking to get involved with the new edition will have to sign up for a Microsoft Account – according to rumours, this is why cross-play on the PlayStation has taken so long to come out.
Microsoft purchases Minecraft studio Mojang in 2014 and first revealed cross playback in 2017 on the Xbox, PC and mobile. Next came the Nintendo Switch in June of 2018, and it has taken this long for the same service to appear on the PS4.