Minecraft Dungeons is just a few days away, but can you play crossplay just like in the OG Minecraft?
How the game differs from the original
For those who may not be familiar with the original game, one element of the original sandbox game was adventuring underground for resources.
These adventures are usually very risky thanks to all the usual underground hazards such as zombies, creepers, spiders and the all-engulfing lava.
OPEN THE GATES! Prepare yourself for battle as you enter the challenging Minecraft dungeons
Minecraft Dungeons ramps this up to maximum, as you control your own adventurer as they heroically run headfirst into dungeons to complete their quest and save their fellow villagers from the evil Arch-Illiger.
Crossplay has been a fantastic feature of the original game for some time. A very welcome addition to the ever-growing community.
COME TOGETHER: Cross platform multiplayer will be yet another feature to further build the Minecraft community
With Xbox, PC, Switch and PlayStation players able to jump into the same world and build, explore and adventure together, the iconic game has gone from strength to strength.
For Minecraft Dungeons, there will be crossplay between Xbox & PC players, however, Switch and PS4 players will remain isolated to begin with.
One feature shown in the trailer for Minecraft Dungeons was multiplayer. It included some great footage of a team of adventurers coming together to face the whole manner of obstacles in their way.
With the success of crossplay within the Minecraft Universe, it would be understandable if people assumed that crossplay would extend to cross-platform multiplayer also.
ARCH ENEMY - You can team up in Dungeons!
Especially so, as teaming up with your buddies to slay hordes of monsters looks incredibly fun!
Officially, at launch players will be able to play online multiplayer on the same platform. Which would mean that to start, it'll be Switch & Switch, Xbox One & Xbox One and so on.
The good news is that they are "looking forward to enabling cross-platform play in a future free game update" with their goal "to let everyone play together regardless of platform".
When exactly the free update for the game will be, we'll have to wait to find out.
The game is set to release on 26 May 2020 on Xbox One, PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch.