If you've been a Minecraft player over the last couple of months then I'm sure you will have heard about the better together update. I decided I would make this thread to clear some things up which ppl have been believing, such as PS4 getting the update without crossplay and the java edition being discontinued.
First I'll start with the absolutely Ludicris rumour, featuring Mystical, that the java edition will be discontinued. Ever since the inception of Minecraft, or back then, Cave Game in 2009, the java edition has always been the main edition, until this point officially known as "Minecraft" and for the first 3 years it was the only edition of the game. Many ppl think that as it is now officially named "Minecraft: Java Edition", which the cause is the BTU, that this edition will be discontinued. The BTU means the edition we know officially as "Minecraft: Pocket Edition" will now be officially known as "Minecraft". The java edition will continue to be updated regularly, but will no longer be the main edition of the game. Of course its not getting the BTU bc as its coded in java and not C++ it is impossible for it to crossplay with the other editions.
Next about the confusion about the current console editions. Ppl seem to think they are all getting the BTU, but only Xbox One and Switch getting crossplay. This is not true. None of the current console editions are getting the BTU, the new main edition is coming to One and Switch, but not PS4 bc Sony blocked crossplay, and it seemed a little pointless in the devs' eyes to bring a new edition to older consoles which they might only have a year of development for. So the new main edition (current pocket/Win10 edition) will be on One and Switch and the four platforms will bring crossplay to Minecraft for the first time.