Nintendo and Microsoft found to be in a “lovey-dovey” relationship; Cross-play now available
NIntendo just released a new trailer that shows off cross-platform compatibility between the Switch and Xbox One. It depicts two players, one on each console. Both are working together in a rare promotion video that shows off the hardware and gameplay from Microsoft and Nintendo. As rare as this is, it’s freakin’ awesome to see.
The video ends with a weird message:
“Create Together, Explore Together, Survive Together, Better Together.”
Obviously, this is aimed towards how cooperative play across platforms can be fun. But then again, the PlayStation is still missing- to no surprise.
Fortnite was recently released for the Switch last week and it quickly was confirmed that you could like your Epic Games account to PS4, you wouldn’t be able t log in or carry anything over to the Switch. Sony responded to the controversy and just threw a blanket “sorry not sorry” message to the community:
“We’re always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience.”
Thankfully, Nintendo and Microsoft players don’t have to worry about this issue. nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime said:
“What competitors do is their decision to make. We believe being both developer-forward and fan-forward is in the best interest of the game.”
This was a much more direct approach the the issue. They then took it up a notch and went on their official Twitter account and had a conversation with Microsoft, to which then Mojang joined in. Nintendo Tweeted at Xbox asking them if they wanted to “build something” now that they can “play together” to which Xbox responded with a “our bodies are ready. What are we building?”
Afterwards, Minecraft jumps in and suggests something to build to which both Xbox and Nintendo agree upon. Crazy.
Minecraft, Rocket League, Paladins and more have all been cross-play compabiel now with select systems, such as PC, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. It’s a good time to be a Nintendo or Microsoft fanboy. With the start of Minecraft bonding the two rivals, this could be a new “lovey-dovey” relationship.
Currently Switch owners of Minecraft will be able to play with Xbox One players. And if you own the Minecraft Switch Edition, you’ll also be able to upgrade to the new version at no charge.