The Better Together great minecraft creations IS HERE! It means that we’ve taken the first big step toward unifying Minecraft for console, mobile and Windows 10 into one lovely shiny edition of Minecraft.
You probably have a few more questions about just how this whole platform convergence is meant to shake down. And so we put together this crazy long FAQ for you. And we’re not done yet — we’ll probably be tweaking and adding to this FAQ as more info comes in. Q: Which version of Minecraft will you be using to unite Minecraft? A: We’ve been developing the Minecraft version that is currently on mobile, VR and Windows 10 since 2012, also known as our Bedrock Engine, and have brought it to Xbox One as part of the Better Together Update. This version will be coming to Nintendo Switch as well. Q: What will this version be called?
A: Going forward, the Bedrock Engine-based version of Minecraft will be called simply Minecraft on all platforms. Our general rule of thumb is that if a version can play together with the others, it’s called Minecraft. Minecraft: Wii U Edition and Minecraft: Java Edition. Q: How will the Better Together Update change my experience playing Minecraft? Q: Why are you renaming the PC version of Minecraft? Does this mean that you are stopping development on the PC version?