The situation surrounding the ‘Better Together’ update for the Nintendo Switch Edition of Minecraft has been quite odd, to say the least.
This update was revealed at E3 last year as a massive next step for the game. It adds a lot of new features, the biggest of which being cross-platform play between PC, Xbox One, Switch and mobile users. All of the enhancements are a part of the move to the new Bedrock engine.
Microsoft released the Better Together update late last year for all of the aforementioned platforms minus Switch, saying that more work needed to be done on that specific version. Just a few weeks ago, some members of the development team had a stream in which they showed off the update running on the Switch. While it looked like the update for Switch was pretty much complete, it turns out this isn’t the case at all.
During yet another official Twitch livestream that was hosted recently by the Minecraft team, one of the developers repeatedly said rather frankly that “we have a ways to go” when it comes to completing the new update for the Switch version. They didn’t go into details as to when it can now be expected to be released, but it doesn’t seem like it will be anytime soon.
It is strange as to why only the Switch version has been subject to all these delays for this update. The devs managed to port the game over just a few months after the Switch released last year, so one can only wonder why this update seems to be causing so much trouble.