After selling an incredible 100 million copies (and counting), the world of Minecraft continues to grow today with new functionality and features. Revealed at E3, the new “Friendly Update” lets Minecraft players on Windows 10, iOS and Android (including the Gear VR edition) game together online in the same persistent Realms, no matter what the device.
This follows the launch of cross-platform multiplayer on local networks last year. The new update is out today, but the Minecraft folks also revealed two significant improvements coming to the mobile-friendly “Pocket Edition” this fall. These are texture packs, which let you change in-game aesthetics, and add-ons that allow you to modify the game world even further (create zombies that shoot fireballs, for instance). Furthermore, these updates will be coming to the console versions of Minecraft next year. But remember kids, homework first.