Mojang has announced and confirmed at Minecon Earth new launch windows for the upcoming big update and Super Duper Graphics pack for Minecraft Switch.
Both the cross platform play update and Super Duper Graphics pack will be released in 2018 as the developers need more time to work on it. Both were previously scheduled to launch in 2017 but had to be pushed back due to issues faced during development.
We also want to update you on the Super Duper Graphics pack. While originally set for release this year, there’s a lot of work to be done still and we’re not going to be ready to launch it in 2017. We’ll be releasing Super Duper next year, and we’ll have more information for you here on Minecraft.net soon.
Separately, the Nintendo Switch community will still be getting the new version of Minecraft with cross-platform multiplayer, but not until 2018. Nintendo has been a great partner and we’re really excited to fully bring Switch players into the fold, however, we need to make sure we deliver the best experience possible. So the new version of Minecraft will now be coming to Nintendo Switch next year. Xbox One, PC, mobile and Nintendo Switch, all playing multiplayer Minecraft together in 2018 – I’m getting emotional just thinking about it…