Nintendo Switch games news: Mojang working on HUGE Minecraft Switch update

Nintendo Switch games news: Mojang working on HUGE Minecraft Switch update

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Minecraft on Nintendo Switch

Minecraft will soon run at 1080p on Nintendo Switch
Minecraft Switch is getting a big update, as Mojang strives to add 1080p support to the Nintendo port.

 Despite games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe hitting 1080p when docked, Minecraft Nintendo Switch runs at 720p at all times.

Microsoft said the problem “isn’t a question of system power, but stems from issues currently experienced shifting from one resolution to another while docking and undocking”.

Fortunately, however, Mojang is looking to bring the Switch version up to speed with PS4 and Xbox One.

A company representive told Eurogamer that it wants to add 1080p support in the future.

“Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is running at a native 720p in both docked and undocked modes. We are investigating supporting native 1080p when docked, as a possible future update.”

Minecraft Nintendo Switch screenshots

Available for £19.99 from the Nintendo Switch eShop, Minecraft Switch Edition contains the base game, as well as the Super Mario Mash-up Pack from the Wii U version.

The Super Mario Mash-up Pack contains additional content inspired by Super Mario World, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.

This includes 40 new Super Mario-themed skins such as Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, as well as Bowser, Wario and all seven Koopalings.

There’s also a selection of Super Mario textures, a Super Mario World to explore and music from Super Mario 64.

But what really sets Minecraft Switch apart from its predecessors is the ability to play in lots of different ways.

Mojang explains more on the blog, telling fans about the different viewing and playing options.

“The big difference is how the game works with the various viewing and playing options the Switch offers, with its lovely palm-sized Joy-Cons and choice of TV or portable screens,” the post reads.

“Up to 8 players can get together online, while 4 can join each other in local multiplayer on the TV or in tabletop mode, supporting both splitscreen and the Pro Controller.”

Express Online has contacted Nintendo for pricing information ahead of the May 12 release date.

There’s also good news and bad news in terms of the world sizes and how they compare to PS4, Xbox One and Wii U.

 

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