Minecraft launches Better Together beta
The Minecraft Better Together update launched its beta today, beginning on Windows 10 PC and Android.
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The Better Together Update is designed to unify the console, mobile and Windows 10 PC versions of the game under one single Minecraft edition, which will include infinite worlds, the community Marketplace and community servers (which are coming to the beta later on!). It'll also introduce cross-platform support, allowing console, Windows 10 PC and mobile Minecrafters to play together for the first time.
The Better Together Update also brings the biggest collection of new features ever to players on Bedrock Engine platforms (mobile, Windows 10). Players will notice the very long awaited and much in demand stained glass, fireworks, PARROTS THAT DANCE, customizable banners, armor stands, jukebox and music discs, recipe book and ravines. For multiplayer, we've added the ability for hosts to set player permissions and host options, along with other helpful tools. And last but certainly not least, we've added the ability for players to share their creations in 3D by uploading 3D models from the game directly to Remix3D.com!
Who can participate? Players on Windows 10 PC, Android and soon Xbox One are welcome to jump into cross-platform play with other beta testers across all three devices.
Xbox One and Windows 10 PC beta testers will need to have downloaded the Xbox Insider app, and players on Xbox One will need to own a digital copy of "Minecraft: Xbox One Edition." Beta testers on Android will need to have devices that support Google Play and own a copy of the game purchased through the Google Play Store.