Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition won’t be quite as expansive as PS4 and Xbox One versions, it has been revealed.
Minecraft was recently given a May 11 release date on Nintendo Switch, although UK fans will have to wait until May 12.
But there’s good news and bad news for Nintendo Switch owners, as Mojang reveals more about world sizes and how they compare to Wii U, Xbox One and PS4.
On the plus side, the Nintendo Switch version will support worlds much that are much larger than the ones featured in the Wii U Edition.
The Wii U edition only supported the Classic world type, which is 864×864 blocks.
The Switch version also supports Classic, as well as Small worlds of 1024×1024 blocks and Medium worlds with 3072×3072 blocks.
Unfortunately, however, it won’t support the Large worlds (5120×5120 blocks) found in Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game.
Ultimately, however, the ability to play it on the go makes the Nintendo Switch version an attractive prospect.
Other upcoming Nintendo Switch games include Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ and Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers.
Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ was originally pencilled in as a Nintendo Switch launch title. However, despite launching on March 17 in the US, the highly-rated shooter has remained absent from the Nintendo Switch games list in the UK.
But publisher Nicalis has since announced a partnership with Headup Games to bring Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ to Europe in Q2 2017.
Ultra Street Fighter 2, meanwhile, will be released on May 26 for Nintendo Switch.
ARMS , meanwhile, will be released in June, while Splatoon 2 has been pencilled in for July.
Nintendo is also readying its Online Service, which might explain all the console’s recent maintenance periods.
The Nintendo Switch has already been taken offline once this week, and will be down once again on Wednesday, April 19.
The next period of maintenance begins at 6.45pm (PT) and runs until 8pm (PT), which means UK users won’t be affected until 1.45am until 3am on April 20.
According to Nintendo, “some network services may become unavailable”, including online play and rankings. It will also impact 3DS and Wii U.
Source : EXPRESS