Speaking of Cross-Play: Halo Comes to the Nintendo Switch Via Minecraft

Speaking of Cross-Play: Halo Comes to the Nintendo Switch Via Minecraft

Remember when people thought the PS4 was the console to beat?

pocru by pocru on Sep 20, 2017 @ 08:35 AM
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After the fiasco with Fortnite and the accidental cross-play that Xbox One and PS4 players enjoyed, it seems as if Nintendo and Microsoft are content to keep rubbing their faces in Sony's face, as they have just announced that as part of the "Better Together" update, anyone playing the Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft will get to enjoy Halo-themed skins, themes, and blocks as part of the Halo Mash-up DLC pack. iOS, Windows 10, and Android versions of the game will also be able to download the DLC.

This would be the first time anything Halo-related was officially released for a Nintendo home console. And the fact that it's over Minecraft certainly dulls the novelty somewhat, but the timing of it is certainly funny, given that players are still sour about Sony refusing to play ball regarding cross-play. Especially since, as it turns out, Sony won't be getting the Halo Mash-Up DLC pack in the PS4 version of the "Better Together" update. In fact, there's no news if Sony will even get the update at all.

With that being said, it's also worth noting that while Microsoft has proven amicable about letting Halo-themed content run around on the Switch, Nintendo has hesitated to offer them the same courtesy, as the Super Mario Mash-up DLC pack is still a console exclusive to the Big N.

Even without the crossover potential, the "Better Together" update is shaping up to be the largest update Minecraft has ever received, with 34 new features being added to the game when it finally comes out tomorrow. An exciting time to be a Minecraft fan, no doubt.

Still, there's plenty of time for Sony to change their mind. They won't, but hey, I'd love to be wrong on that account.

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