Minecraft Switch Players Can Finally Play With Their PS4 Friends From Tomorrow

Minecraft Bedrock Version

Funnily enough, because Minecraft developer Mojang is now under Microsoft's publishing umbrella, PS4 owners will actually need a Microsoft account to play the Bedrock version of the game. This news comes after multiple retailer listings appeared leaking the forthcoming update.

PS4 players will also get to enjoy other Bedrock Edition perks aside from cross-play.

Once the free update goes live, PS4 Minecraft players will be able to play, build and interact with users on PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and mobile, further widening the community and no doubt increasing the game's global reputation. Update 1.14 will add all the content that the Bedrock edition will have so no need to double-dip. The retail version also comes with the Starter Pack, which includes 700 tokens for you to spend in-game. With the PS4 release coming tomorrow, December 10, every platform under the sun will finally get to play together as one big happy Minecraft family.


In 2019 alone, Minecraft had over 100 billion views on YouTube, making it the most-watched game of the year.

As you may know, Microsoft has wanted to enable cross-play capabilities on the PS4 since 2017, but Sony blocked them from doing so. PS4 players are now getting the experience everyone else had access to. "The paid Xbox Live Gold service is not required to play Minecraft".

You can expect Minecraft's Bedrock update (Buzzy Bees, version 1.14) to be available to download on December 10th, starting at 8am PST.

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