Starting in June, Minecraft for the Nintendo Switch will be receiving the Bedrock update. Bedrock is the cross platform standard version of Minecraft, allowing all modern versions of the game (other than PS4) to connect and play together.
One additional note is that, while multiplayer on Switch is now free, the Switch Online paid subscriptions will be coming in September and Minecraft will be caught up by this, needing an active subscription to head online.
This new version of Minecraft offers players even more options to play anytime and anywhere on Nintendo Switch. And just like on the other platforms, Minecraft on Nintendo Switch will now support achievements and Gamerscore, reflecting players' activities and experiences within the game. The control of N++'s ninja is where the gameplay really shines - as you play and your skills grow, your ninja feels more and more effortlessly badass. You can purchase unique maps, skins, and texture packs from various creators within the massive Minecraft community.
Play with friends in local multiplayer Co-op and Race (Competitive) modes with the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers!
The new Bedrock edition of "Minecraft" for Switch will still carry the same $30 price tag as it did before the update.
The problem last week was that, while we knew Switch was eventually getting the Bedrock version of Minecraft, we did not know when.
It's out with the old and in with the new for Minecraft on Nintendo Switch.