Tuesday, November 21, 2017

FTS: Put those headsets on and get ready to broadcast on mobile in... Minecraft!


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Mixer Interactivity, Mobile Broadcasting and Windows Mixed Reality Arrives in the Minecraft 1.2.5 Update

What’s happening? Hot off the heels of MINECON Earth, Minecraft takes a deep dive into the world of Mixer Interactivity and Windows Mixed Reality with the 1.2.5 update, graduating from beta today! Players will be able to build, explore and battle mobs from new, creative perspectives, making this update the most immersive yet.

What’s coming in the 1.2.5 update? Quite a few things, actually:
  • Native mobile broadcasting and Mixer Interactivity:
    • Players on Android ~and~ iOS platforms will gain access to instant, native broadcasting from directly within the game. By pressing the new “broadcast” button in the Settings menu, you can begin broadcasting to streaming services such as Mixer, YouTube, Twitch, Mobcrush and Periscope. If you’re streaming on Mixer, you’ll utilize the power of Faster Than Light technology, enabling you to broadcast with sub-second latency and also co-stream your gameplay with up to three friends.

    • We’re also introducing native Mixer Interactivity for Bedrock Engine-based platforms! Any Minecraft command can be turned into an interactive button on Mixer, enabling communities to play along with their favorite streamers in real time. Create mazes or puzzles for the streamer to solve, or summon Mobs, pets and zombie spawns – the possibilities are endless. ;)

  • Windows Mixed Reality: Building, exploring and coming face-to-face with monstrous mobs in Minecraft takes on new meaning when experienced with a Windows Mixed Reality immersive headset. Now you can share the adventure with friends playing on mobile, Windows 10 or console, set up your own world with Realms, or join one of the massive player-run servers. Creeping into dark caves inspires even greater trepidation thanks to 3D audio, and Creative mode will take on a fresh perspective. Minecraft will work across all Windows Mixed Reality-immersive headsets and badged PCs.

For the full announcement and more information, check out Minecraft.net!

In Case You Missed It

  • We announced the Minecraft 1.2.5 beta last month, which introduced mobile broadcast testing on Android, and interactivity testing on Android, Xbox One and Windows 10.
  • MINECON Earth took place last weekend, and it was AWESOME. We also announced a ton of cool stuff during the livestream that you should probably know about, like The Update Aquatic and a new mob. Minecraft.net has the scoop in case you missed it!


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