Next Minecraft ‘Aquatic’ Update Confirmed As Last For Legacy Consoles
The gaming phenomenon that is Minecraft just keeps chugging away, with one of the game’s more recent additions being a purchasable skin pack featuring characters and monsters from Final Fantasy XV. Fans are now looking forward to the latest new content, titled ‘Update Aquatic’, and it also happens to be the last batch of content that Mojang plans on putting out for legacy consoles. Said legacy consoles are the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PS Vita, and Wii U.
According to the developer, the team would love nothing more than to continue to support all consoles that run Minecraft, though the older consoles mentioned above account for less than 5 percent of the game’s active user base, and that alone makes it difficult to keep pumping resources into when said resources can be best used elsewhere.
With the exception of PlayStation 4 Edition, this will mark the last big effort to keep those editions up to date with our newer versions of the game. Although we’d love to keep bringing new content to all our players forever, the older generation of consoles now make up less than 5% of our active players, so we’ve made the difficult decision to focus our efforts to support players where they play Minecraft the most and where we plan to add new features: on Java, PlayStation 4 Edition and the versions of Minecraft made with the Bedrock Engine on other consoles, mobile, and Windows 10.”
The ‘Update Aquatic’ is set to hit all consoles “soon,” unfortunately there currently isn’t an official release date. The update will features “all kinds of underwater fun to players,” so here’s hoping the content would go the way of your typical horrifying “underwater level”.
Minecraft is now available on all major platforms, with the Nintendo Switch version of the game seemingly poised to receive official support for achievements.
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