Minecraft – or, specifically, the Minecraft Bedrock Edition series of titles – has now received dedicated servers for players across the board. Unfortunately, this feature has arrived on every platform other than Nintendo Switch.
Dedicated servers allow players on Windows and Linux computers to set up their own server at home, or host their server using a cloud-based service. From here, other players owning a Bedrock edition of the game can join in, giving those in your specific server the power to configure your world however you like with your own unique settings, modes, server life cycle, and more.
An article on developer Mojang's support page has confirmed the fact that Switch owners cannot take part in this new feature.
Q: Who can play on my dedicated server?
A: Anyone playing on the bedrock editions will be able to connect to the server, with the current exception of Nintendo Switch users. Also, players on Xbox One will only be able to connect through a LAN connection.
The “current exception” part of that statement provides hope that Switch players will be able to join in the fun at a later date, but the lack of explanation behind the move is a little frustrating. Hopefully, Mojang is busy working behind the scenes to implement the feature on Nintendo's console, too, but we'll just have to wait and hope for an official announcement on this in due course.
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