Minecraft is a complete cross-platform game these days. Microsoft’s ever-popular games is available on mobile, PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo. One of the benefits of Cross Play is that updates, such as the Nether Update roll out on all devices at the same time. However, Sony’s PlayStation 4 never got Minecraft Realms.
That is now changing because Microsoft-owned Minecraft Realms is coming to the PS4 and eventually the new PS5. In some ways Minecraft is playing catch up on PlayStation since Sony messed around so much in allowing Cross-Play in the first place.
With the addition of Minecraft Realms, PlayStation users will finally have the ability to rent servers for up to 10 players.
A new trailer for Minecraft Realms for PlayStation has dropped today. Users on the PS4 and PS5 will be getting Realms backed by Microsoft Azure after it recently transitioned from Amazon Web Services.
Importance of Azure Base
In a recent interview with GameIndustry, Microsoft Studios chief Matt Booty highlighted the process to switch Minecraft to Azure:
“It would be easy for a large organization to come in and say: ‘Hey, we’re going to show you how it’s done. We’re going to get you off this Java code. We’re going to get things moved over to C. We’re going to get you off Amazon Web Services and over to Azure. But it’s important to realize that the conditions that created Minecraft, how it came to be, are likely to be things that are difficult to recreate within a more corporate structure.”