Lots of news buzzin about in minecrafty land. Microsoft and Mojang has recently announced as part of the 0.12.1 update is ‘the ability for “up to five friends to play cross-platform multiplayer on a local network.” These players can be spread across Minecraft: Pocket Edition for iOS and Android, as well as Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta.
There’s other things you can do as well with this new update
Microsoft continues by saying
“You’ll also be treated to the same enhanced weather effects that Windows 10 Edition Beta players have received, including snow accumulation and directional rain,”
“In addition to plenty of new goodies to build and potions to brew, you’ll now be able to encounter golems and ocelots, and even explore the Nether. Finally, this update brings the ability to sneak and sprint in Pocket Edition.”
Cross Platform is a interesting prospect and after the beginning issues are worked out who knows where this could lead.