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Also, the players will have access to Minecraft Realms which is a service for monthly subscriptions where you get a server to host your world, and that server is always online.
Minecraft is obviously a global phenomenon, with over 100 million copies sold as of last June.
These cross-platform capabilities are happening because the Switch and Xbox One versions of Minecraft are being converted to Bedrock Engine which is a software foundation that powers Windows 10, VR and Pocket Editions.
"Our goal is to connect everyone together and, spiritually, that's what we're moving toward", executive producer Jesse Merriam was quoted as saying by Mashable.
Fortunately, "Minecraft Java Edition" will continue to be developed by Mojang, so players stuck with this version don't have to worry about anything.More news: AMD releases 'Radeon Pro 500' Series graphics for iMac
Minecraft has distributed different iterations of itself across many players, including a Java-based version, a computers-only club version, the more versatile C++ version which works across different platforms, and all the console versions of the game.
Its Minecraft but not as we know it and it looks simply stunning in the way that only Minecraft can.
The game began its journey in 2009 as an alpha version.
The upcoming "Super Duper Graphics Pack" will add more realistic textures, light effects, and graphics into Minecraft - with the new Xbox One X rocking 4K support for the game.
Microsoft also detailed changes coming to Minecraft graphics this fall in another update. Saved data, purchased content, and world progress will transfer over from the older versions of the game to the new one.