It appears as though Sony isn't regretting their decision to join in on the fun.
While just about every version of "Minecraft" will soon support cross-platform play, that's not the case with the PS4, Wii U, and Java versions of the title, a representative for Microsoft told Polygon. We have a contract with the people who go online with us, that we look after them and they are within the PlayStation curated universe.
This means that the community will be brought together to allows players across different platforms to play together. But when you are adding to the existing world, slowly and continuously over the years, then the constraints do become an issue. You can also play in a no-threat creative mode that lets you build everything from fanciful floating castles to working electronic devices powered by Minecraft's "redstone" circuitry.
Executive producer Jesse Merriam said that their goal is to connect everyone together and this is the driving force behind their advances. Originally the game was written in Java programming language.
"We can't speak for Sony", Minecraft communications boss Aubrey Norris told GamesBeat.
Also, Mojang revealed that Minecraft will be playable in 4k on Xbox One X with the game's "super duper graphics pack".
The "Better Together" update indeed comes with numerous advantages.
That change will be available to all Bedrock versions of the game for free. Saved data, purchased content, and world progress will transfer over from the older versions of the game to the new one.
It's not for everyone, though, since it'll require more powerful hardware.
What's more, Minecraft's visual pipeline has received a substantial upgrade, meaning the game might finally look impressive on anyone's 4K TV, thanks to better lighting, shadows, and water effects, the company said.