Mojang has revealed the recently-announced Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition is the first step towards building a more unified community for the game.
Speaking to IGN at Gamescom 2015, CEO Jonas Martensson explained the underlying code that means the new edition can be played using an Xbox One controller, touchscreen or keyboard and mouse is the first step towards the company’s aims of allowing cross-platform play.
Soon after launch, Windows 10 Edition owners will be able to play with those who’ve opted for the Pocket Edition, with plans to bring both Xbox 360 and Xbox One players into the fold further down the line.
As the conversation took place at a Microsoft event, it’s not overly surprising Martensson opted not to talk about whether PlayStation players would also be able to experience the upcoming cross-play functionality.
During the same interview, Martensson went into detail about Mojang’s thoughts on a potential sequel to Minecraft.