Nintendo E3 2017: Minecraft On Switch Requires An Xbox Live Log-In

Nintendo E3 2017: Minecraft On Switch Requires An Xbox Live Log-In

Minecraft is all set to release its updated version that combines it across all platforms with the exception of PlayStation devices. Thus Minecraft gamers on Nintendo’s Switch can play with those on Xbox One or PC. A fascinating feature of this latest version is that Nintendo Switch owners will have to log into Xbox Live to play the game online.

While talking on the Giant Bomb E7 2017 live show, Head of Xbox assured the news today. In a conversion about cross-platform play, Giant Bomb’s Jeff Gertsmann inquired about logging in, and Spencer replied that it”ll be the same across all devices. “It’s an Xbox Live account; that’s our gaming social network,” he said.

"We use Xbox Live as the way to make sure we know who our players are, controls around parental controls and other things that we put into our platform are there. And as you're buying things in Minecraft, you want to make sure you have them available on other platforms, so we have to know who you are. If you have a realm that you've created on the PC and you want to get to it on the Switch, we have to have an identity system and we just use Xbox Live."

Gerstmann even questioned if gamers will be able to earn Achievements. "I don't know yet," he said. "I'm guessing no. And this is a collaborative relationship between Nintendo and I; they don't have Achievements on their platform. If they want us to, I would love to be able to do it... The relationship with Nintendo is incredibly strong. We obviously did the Mario mash-up pack into Minecraft; that doesn't happen that often."

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