Sony has blocked Microsoft from releasing Minecraft’s big ‘Better Together’ update on the PlayStation 4, and this story’s probably going to rumble on until it changes its mind – or everyone gets tired of talking about it. The patch aims to unite communities across consoles, but as announced at E3 2017, the Japanese giant wants no part in it.
While its official reasoning – would someone please think of the children – has been poor thus far, it’s since been rumoured that the Redmond company requires users to sign in to Xbox Live to take advantage of the features, which was never going to fly at PlayStation headquarters. Of course, the company’s philosophically against cross-console play in general, because it sees its own community as a competitive advantage.
Nevertheless, Microsoft’s said that it continues to be in contact with Sony about the new version of Minecraft. “We are still in discussions with Sony about PlayStation and have nothing to confirm,” it wrote as part of an FAQ. “We would love to work with Sony to bring players on PlayStation 4 into this ecosystem as well.”