Starting this week, Minecraft Dungeons adds a multiplatform game. This means that users can play together between Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, Xbox and PlayStation. If you have a character on your PC, you can fall into a dungeon and blow up your enemies alongside your friend on the Nintendo Switch. This will not affect cloud saves – but it will happen soon, too.
The strangest part of the multiplatform release of Minecraft Dungeons earlier this year was the fact that a player was unable to collaborate with a friend on a different platform than yours. A person on a PC could not sit in your living room and play alongside someone on your Xbox in the same room, on separate screens, together.
With this update, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, Xbox and PlayStation players will be able to join games with friends on different platforms and “unite, fight and survive in the dangerous dungeons to defeat the evil Arch-Illager together”.
Saved to the cloud
Cloud rescues are “coming soon” in Minecraft Dungeons. At the moment, if you save the game on a PlayStation console, you won’t be able to simply restart it on an Xbox. In the future, users will be able to save their games on one console and resume them on another.
The creators of Minecraft Dungeons “don’t have a release date set to save to the cloud”. That is the bad news. The good news is that “the team is working hard and very excited to bring you to life in a free update to come”.
Cross your fingers to make it happen sooner or later – saving to the cloud would mean that this game is prepared for the future. For now, it’s stuck in place. There is nothing worse than playing a game for hundreds of hours on one platform only to find that you will not be able to pick up where you left off when purchasing a new version of that platform.