Minecraft: The Friendly Update Out Now

Today’s a really great day for the Minecraft community, as Microsoft are rolling out the biggest update yet to Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Gear VR Edition and Windows 10 Edition beta. Titled the "Friendly Update", because in addition to a massive feast of amazing new features to enhance your gameplay like horses, pig riding, and pistons, this update is bringing you several exciting options to play together with your friends.

Today, Microsoft are integrating Xbox Live functionality into Minecraft: Pocket Edition on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and the Gear VR Edition. Each of these versions will have their own individual set of over 1000 gamerscore, which is exciting news to achievement hunters! That’s a super cool feature, but what’s even cooler is the cross-device multiplayer that is now possible with Xbox Live. Starting now, you can easily connect with your Xbox Live friends for online multiplayer games, regardless of whether they are playing on the Windows 10 Edition or a supported mobile device.

The Friendly Update with Xbox Live is rolling out now on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows 10. Happy crafting, and we’ll see you online!