The official Minecraft Twitter account teased cross-play between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One earlier this week, only to have the tweet removed.
“Minecraft brings everyone together, including competing devices! Realms supports cross-platform play, & there’s a free trial!” reads the tweet. As seen below, the tweet is accompanied by an image of people playing the title on tablets:
— Minecraft (@Minecraft) September 26, 2016
However, this was the original image that accompanied the tweet:
The image featured an Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controller, as well as a PC and tablet, suggesting that cross-play may be coming to the four platforms. The wording of the tweet also suggests that this is what was meant to be implied. The image was quickly removed and replaced with the image that is now shown.
The simple explanation is that someone made a mistake, and that cross-play between the two competing consoles will not happen. Another is that someone published the news too early, and Mojang is waiting to make a more official announcement.
Last month, Oculus enabled Rift compatibility for Minecraft. The Rift adds more features than what the Gear VR. This includes an external camera tracker, improved visuals, increased render distance, and the ability to use mouse and keyboard. Players will need the Windows 10 version of the game to run it on the Oculus Rift.
Minecraft is available on a number of platforms, including PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.