Microsoft and Mojang have been seeking to improve the overall Minecraft experience since the release of this year's Windows 10 Edition beta. The game's newest update is looking to allow friends to jump in on local servers together.
The 0.12.1 update for Minecraft will allow five friends to play cross-platform across a local network, using either Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition or Minecraft: Pocket Edition. The new update will also add a slew of new features for the mobile version of Minecraft, adding refined touch controls, controller support, a controller mapping screen, and the ability to sneak and sprint. Pocket Edition will also get the weather effects that have been introduced in the Windows 10 Edition beta.
No word on when the update will be deployed, but look for it to hit in the days ahead.