Some people find a game and continue to play it on their console or handheld of choice well beyond the end-of-life of the hardware. Minecraft is no exception to that, with around five percent of players continuing to load it up on a PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, or PS Vita. And those players will soon be able to enjoy the Minecraft Update Aquatic, but it will be the last update they get.
Microsoft announced that Update Aquatic forms the last expansion/update those platforms will receive. No further updates should be expected because the percentage playing Minecraft using the older generations of hardware has fallen so low. It means that going forward, only Minecraft players on PS4$399.00 at Walmart, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch\n” data-commerce-image=”https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41UY4Pnw0SL._SL75_.jpg” data-commerce-smallimage=”https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41UY4Pnw0SL._SL75_.jpg” data-commerce-largeimage=”https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41UY4Pnw0SL.jpg” data-commerce-mpn=”HACSKAAAA” data-commerce-upc=”045496452292″ data-commerce-ean=”0045496590086″ data-commerce-providerid=”14″ data-commerce-canonicalvendor=”Amazon” data-commerce-priceoverride=”” data-commerce-ctatext=”” data-commerce-vendoroverride=”” data-commerce-cached=”n” data-commerce-productid=”B01LTHP2ZK” data-zdcserendered=”true” style=”box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(226, 3, 9); line-height: inherit; text-decoration: none; background-color: transparent; font-family: Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: 700; border-radius: 3px; display: inline; margin: 0px 0px 0px 4px; padding: 1px 2px 2px;”>$299.00 at Amazon, PC, and mobile will be supported.
Xbox One$499.99 at PCMag Shop and Switch players won’t actually get the Update Aquatic. That’s because it comes bundled with a brand new “Bedrock engine” version of Minecraft for those platforms. Xbox One owners can download it for free and Switch owners get it as a free patch.
Full details of the additions and changes are available on the Minecraft Wiki.