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Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition and Pocket Edition players can now build together

Minecraft cross platform

While Microsoft has held off making any major changes to Minecraft since it acquired Mojang last year, it has finally added the promised cross-platform functionality that will allow PC players, on the Windows 10 version, to play with people fiddling with blocks on their phones and tablets.

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition, which launched in beta form last month, made the switch over from Java to C++, and while it’s not quite as feature rich as its older cousin at the moment, it will now allow you to play with chums who are on the Pocket Edition.

Up to five players can build and explore to their heart’s content on the same session across PC, Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices, and the Windows 10 version now allows five people to play together across Xbox Live.

It might seem like a bit of a downgrade compared to the masses of folk who can play together on PC, but this way households can play together over multiple devices locally without needing a room filled with PCs.

Have any of you lovely lot been playing with the Windows 10 version? What do you make of it so far?

Cheers, The Verge.