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.

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