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Minecraft Dungeons Update – Live cross-platform gameplay

Starting this week, Minecraft Dungeons is adding cross-platform gameplay. This means that users can play together between Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, Xbox and PlayStation. If you have a character on your computer, you can enter a dungeon and blast your enemies along with your friend on the Nintendo Switch. It won’t affect cloud saves – but that’s soon too.

Cross-platform play

The strangest part of the multi-platform version of Minecraft Dungeons earlier this year was the fact that the player cannot collaborate with a friend on a platform other than their own. No PC person can sit in the living room and play alongside someone on Xbox in the same room, on separate screens, together.

With this update, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, Xbox and PlayStation players will be able to join games with friends on different platforms and “unite risky dungeons, fight and survive to defeat the evil Arch-Illager together.”

Cloud preserves

The cloud is saved “soon” in Minecraft Dungeons. For now, if you have saved your game to the PlayStation console, you simply cannot start over on Xbox. In the future, users will be able to save their game on one console and receive it again on another.

The creators of Minecraft Dungeons “don’t have a specific release date for cloud saves.” This is the bad news. The good news is, “The team is working hard and very excited to revive it in the next free update.”

Think this happens sooner rather than later – keeping to the cloud means this game is ready for the future. For now, he’s stuck in place. There is nothing worse than playing a game for hundreds of hours on one platform only to discover that you will not be able to continue where you left off when purchasing a new version of the said platform.

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