. So much potential but everything that you expect that should be EASILY be here is not. Why??? First Tutorial mode world is gone.... Okay fine, no biggie. Now 4 player split screen too will give you trouble....
So today, I invited 3 or my buddies to my place to play some local MC edition( and really excited about it. I even bought couple of worlds on the store front that I am planning to explore with them via split screen. This is possible, because after all, before buying this game I researched that 4 player split screen is possible in switch:
Official Minecraft Wiki
Splitscreen is a console-exclusive feature that allows up to four players to play on one screen at the same time. It is supported on the Legacy ConsoleEdition and console versions of the Bedrock Edition. Mini Games, Realms, and peer-to-peer online multiplayer have support for splitscreen.
Cool! We all sat down, pizza delivered, and start the game. I then signed in to my Microsoft Account and tested out our controllers that all controllers can move selection on the title screen. We create new world and waited for the world generation. Finally, alas, we get to play survival with my buddies next to me. While in game now, second player controller press start, picked one of the existing account. Then a pop up came up:
You are not connected to Nintendo Switch Online service. You will need a subscription to the Nintendo Switch Online Service to play multiplayer. This can be purchased from the Nintendo eshop. Multiplayer can be disabled on this world in Game Settings.
So we're like oh okay, the first player, me, is the only one with subscribe Nintendo account. The rest of pre-made local accounts doesn't... so maybe he should not choose one of the pre-made NonNintendo Subscribe account, instead just choose skip.... Nope, same message came up. All controllers tried it with the same message. So we're like hmm... I remember playing split screen yesterday with another friend, that is when I was NOT signed up to Microsoft account yet. SO maybe we should not connect online, cause the game still thinks that we are online. As long as I am signed in to my Microsoft account, it will require all accounts to be in Nintendo Online bulls**.
I went to title screen and saw Press Y to connect Locally. I pressed Y and it signed me out to my Microsoft linked account and a NEW pop up came up:
LOCAL Network mode supports a maximum of 2 wireless connected controllers. (2 Joy-Con controllers or 2 Pro Controllers) Any controllers exceeding this limit have been FUc**kn disconnected
WTF??? So you are telling me if I want to PLAY LOCALLY 4 player split screen, which does work BTW, will only work if I have to pay for Online for FOUR MODA frackin times for four accounts!!!! Yeah, I am frustrated right now. The purpose of SPLIT SCREEN IS SO THAT I DO NOT NEED TO USE ONLINE..... EUREKA! Now, if I have to disconnect, it will automatically limits it to two player split screen? I don't know what the heck is going on with this version, but if we are going to play online I might as just bought the PC version.
IS ANYONE AS OF NOW, with the latest Minecraft Version for switch(Nintendo Minecraft Bedrock Edition) is able to do 3-4 Player Split screen. Can anyone test this version? I maybe just ranting about something that is actually able to do what I want.