Unless you've been hibernating for the last few months, you'll know Microsoft and Swedish developer Mojang is hard at work on what they're calling the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft, a post-Better Together Update revamp that will unify the PC version, the Xbox versions and the all the Pocket Editions (including Nintendo Switch) all into one unified platform.

The Nintendo Switch version is, "mostly done," and will run at 60fps in both handheld and TV mode. The current version on Switch can only support six chunks of world on-screen, but the new edition will support 14 on screen at any one time. It means world elements will fade in at a far more natural rate, making the experience far less janky. Microsoft also confirmed you'll need a Microsoft-linked account to play online with other players, but this won't affect Switch players building with others on the same Nintendo platform. There's even a new storefront for the Switch version, too.

Check out the full livestream below and let us know what you make of this upgrade on the original and the future of Minecraft on Switch...