‘Minecraft’ Boss Update Latest News, Release Date & Update: Now Available for Android, Others Following

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Sep 01, 2016 01:49 PM EDT

The much awaited Boss update for Minecraft is already reportedly out for Android gamers with other game platforms to follow. This is the same free update announced by Microsoft at Minecon.

Android users can get hold of the public beta as we speak with the Windows 10, Gear VR and Pocket editions following soon. Among the things to expect with the Minecraft Boss update include the temples found under water, nether stars, and new building blocks ranging from sponges to prismarine. There will also be 20 Slash commands, something that should come on hand for gamers who are looking for tweaks at certain levels.

Compatibility not yet complete?

As mentioned in a previous post, it will be interesting if that previous reason behind patch release delays will be applicable to the game console releases. This was in reference to the 0.15.3 for Windows editions of Minecraft whose delay was pinned on the “Pokemon Go” craze. Per a Mojang representative, the workforce has been distracted with augmented reality game with most pretty hooked up to it.

Nevertheless, the ambition of Microsoft to tie up all game consoles and make them compatible is no easy task. Each version has its own set of conditions, particularly the varying requirements of each.

As Neurogadget points out, one example is the fact that the Windows 10 and mobile versions allow players to explore worlds with infinite capacities. The scenario changes on game consoles where gamers would only be allowed to 2500x2500 blocks.

Aside from that, there is also the fact that PC versions run on Java while the Windows 10 versions run on C++. The list seems to be endless and hopefully, Microsoft can come up with an ambitious solution soon.

For now, the focus is on the Boss update and all its features. Microsoft should announce the availability for other niches soon.

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