It’s out with the old and in with the new for Minecraft on Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo has confirmed that the Switch edition of Minecraft will be replaced by a new version built on the universal Minecraft Bedrock Engine, in June.
Owners of Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition – which is currently only available via the Nintendo Switch eShop – will be able to download the new version of the game free of charge. There will also be a physical version released via the usual retailers.
The Bedrock edition for Switch will contain all previously included content, such as the exclusive Super Mario Mash-Up Pack. It also adds support for online cross-platform play with Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, Android, and iOS devices
The new in-game Minecraft Marketplace will also let players download community-created content, including skins, worlds, and textures using a new virtual in-game currency, Minecoins.
There’s no world on an exact release date, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see the update go live during this year’s E3.
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