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

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Master0r0 avatarPrime avatarFraser Brown avatarAnAuldWolf avatarWhiteCrow avatar
Prime Avatar
1 Year ago

"Windows code"

lol. It's called C++

Fraser Brown Avatar
1 Year ago

I have no idea why I didn't just say C++, but I've fixed that oversight now.

Master0r0 Avatar
1 Year ago

#1 They didn't make the switch from Java to C++ they took the Mobile version and made it for PC, the Java version is still very much in development and will remain the superior version.

#2 Do not refer to it as PC players, refer to it as Windows 10 Players since older versions of windows are not capable of playing this version.

I thought Journalists had to do there research before posting articles

Fraser Brown Avatar
1 Year ago

1) I never said the Java version wasn't going to continue to be supported and built on. This article as about the Windows 10 C++ version.

2) "that will allow PC players, on the Windows 10 version, to play with people fiddling with blocks on their phones and tablets."

I made it pretty clear, and in the headline it's just as clear.

If we did too much research, we'd never get comments telling us what to do, and that would be a shame.

AnAuldWolf Avatar
1 Year ago

Yes, but comments telling you what to do are a grand test of character. You can learn so much about yourself and the strength of your personality by how you react to the adversity of a challenge over a wrongdoing.

You're already doing better than Rock, Paper, Shotgun and PC Gamer. So you can put two feathers in your cap or notches in your belt all ready. But not both at the same time, as that would be cheating!

I'm quite serious, sometimes I'm baffled by the overly sensitive and narcissistic types who run video major game blogs and need their daily ego stroking to get by. The sort who'd ban people and edit entire threads rather than own up to a mistake.

WhiteCrow Avatar
1 Year ago

Well friggin' said. Also, I haven't bothered with RPS or PCGamer much since I found this site a few months ago. Haven't looked back. Plus they have some pretty good giveaways once in a while.