Minecraft will sport cross-platform play between PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, but not PS4.
The reason why? Sony, according to Windows Central’s Jez Cordon, via Twitter:
RE: cross platform Minecraft. Yes to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation refused.
— Jez (@JezCorden) June 12, 2017
“The unification of Minecraft across platforms will transform the Minecraft experience everywhere from a game to a platform, providing simple access to massive community servers, community creations from the Minecraft Marketplace, Realms, dedicated servers and more,” Microsoft said of cross-platform play via press release.
Xbox 360, Wii U and PS3 versions of the game will be considered legacy editions and will not support the feature.
Minecraft‘s cross-platform update heads to various platforms this August.