Minecraft is available on just about every platform under the sun, but it’s one of those games that seems right at home on the Nintendo Switch. Now an update for the block-building title has been released that gives its visuals a considerable upgrade.
The latest update to Minecraft for the Nintendo Switch allows the game to output at a resolution of 1080p when it’s docked with a television set. Up until now, it was only capable of being presented at 720p whether the console was in portable mode, or being used in conjunction with a monitor.
This isn’t the only tweak that the latest update makes to the game. Alongside a laundry list of minor bug fixes and adjustments, the patch adds a free Glide track, and also introduces several different skins that players can use to customize their character.
Of course, Minecraft is known for its blocky visuals and pixellated graphical style — although it’s possible to mod the PC version of the game with custom texture packages that make things look a bit more up-to-date. However, the jump from 720p to 1080p is noticeable, especially in terms of the game’s HUD and other UI elements.
Minecraft launched all the way back in 2011, but it’s only been available for the Switch since May 2017. The fact that Mojang has supported the game with regular updates has contributed a lot to its continuing popularity, so it’s certainly good news to see that the latest version of the game is being given the same treatment.
Nintendo consoles once lagged behind in terms of content updates distributed via the internet, so it’s good to see that the situation has been improved when it comes to the Switch. The system’s online implementation is far from perfect, but it’s leagues ahead of what we’ve seen from the company in the past.
Minecraft for the Nintendo Switch is available now.