Minecraft world on Switch to be 40% smaller than PS4/XBOne but 13% bigger than WiiU.

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  1. Mr. Wizard
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    Last week, Microsoft-owned developer Mojang announced Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition. The latest release for Minecraft is specifically designed for Nintendo’s unique console. However, additional information from NeoGAF suggests there will be restrictions on the game due to the Switch hardware.


    More specifically, it seems the Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition will be a hybrid version of the game found on PS4 and Xbox One. Because of this, the game will come with a reduced size of worlds. However, Minecraft on the Switch will maintain the same framerate it has on the PS4 and Xbox One.


    The report shows that worlds will be reduced to medium sized, with a building area of 3072×3072 blocks. By comparison, the building area on Xbox One and PS4 is 5120×5120 blocks.

    This is glass half full, glass half empty information. For example, if you are coming from a PS3, Wii U or Xbox 360, you will find the Minecraft world on Switch to be 13 percent bigger. If, however, you are used to Minecraft on Xbox One and PS4, the game world will be 40 percent smaller.

    Interestingly, those who worked on the port development for the new console say there have been no problems and that Switch is simple to work with. That rather suggests that the limited world size is very much down to a hardware restriction.

    Of course, Nintendo is not playing the same mega-specs game that Microsoft and Sony are, so it is no surprise to learn Switch has limitations like this.



    Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition
    As we mentioned last week, the latest version of the game will drop on May 11. Aside from the limited game world, it seems that all features and abilities from other consoles will make the journey to Switch.

    That includes the Super Mario Mash-Up pack. The update was an exclusive for the Wii U version of the game, and is now coming to the newer console.

    The Super Mario Mash-Up Pack will add 40 Mario themed skins, while the game as a whole will be given an enhancement to look better.

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  2. duffmmann

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    How does the size of the game on the Vita compare? I'm not a big Minecraft player but it seems large enough as it is on the likes of the Wii U to still deliver the full Minecraft experience that people are looking for as it is. I'm sure this will frustrate some, but I bet the majority of people wont notice or care.
     
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    Isn't the world size on PS3/360/WiiU only 864x864? Pretty sure Switch's 3072x3072 is much more than a 13% increase.
     
  4. NutymcNuty

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    that makes no sense, if pocket edition can support infinite worlds, so can the switch, I mean the switch is better than a $100 smartphone.
     
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    If that's true then it'll be more like 13 (12.6) times bigger... not 13%
     
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    The pocket edition is 255x255. You are thinking of the PC version which is virtually unlimited.

    EDIT: NM I was wrong, it's been updated to unlimited.
     
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    PE is actually on Par with PC edition and in the 1.1 update for PE it will be updated with PC 1.12
     
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    Yes you are right, I was just reading about it. I've read the reason consoles don't have unlimited/12+ million blocks is because of save file restrictions. There is a finite size that a save file can be so the world needs to be limited.
     
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    Yeah it is 13 times bigger. :) 13% more would be 919x919 blocks.
     
  11. s157

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    It's actually quite amazing that people can utilize the entirety of the world. I must be a scrub at minecraft since I never reached the end of my world on my 7th gen consoles. Then again I tend to stay in one area anyway.
     
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    Cool, but why not get the PC or PE? I mean the console is fine, but it feels like 4J is making development a bit slow.
     
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    point is why are you even playing minecraft

    are you a lil kid who's super bored??
     
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    Ok?
     
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    well that counts me out cause i am super dumb :p1ng:
     
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