It was heavily rumoured but now it is official, you’ll need to login to Xbox Live to play Minecraft online. The news was confirmed by Mojang CEO Jonas Märtensson who says that the account system will have you logging in to Xbox Live on Nintendo Switch for cross-platform play. Märtensson says “We needed a good system to connect everyone, and Xbox Live is a good system.”
We’re tying everything together with Xbox Live. So you log in with Xbox Live …
Even on Switch?
Yes. (Laughs) That’s pretty unique as well! But everyone that’s in on this, all the platform holders, have been pretty pragmatic and understanding of that what we’re trying to do is create a good experience for the players. We needed a good system to connect everyone, and Xbox Live is a good system.