Minecraft Aquatic Update Is Last Major Update For Older Consoles
It has been officially confirmed that the new Minecraft Aquatic update will be the last major update for older consoles such as the Wii U, Xbox 360 and PS3. The Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Mobile and Windows 10 will continue to receive all the new enhancements after the Aquatic update. Nintendo Switch players will receive a patch for the Aquatic update once it releases and will also be able to install the newest version of the game for free. Xbox One Players can also grab the new version of Minecraft for free in the Xbox store.
See information below from Minecraft’s blog:
Arriving a little while after the initial launch, players on PlayStation 4 Edition, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PS Vita and Wii U will all receive the Update Aquatic. 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.
Because players on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch will be able to upgrade to the new version of Minecraft, with all the Aquatic fun included, we won’t be adding the Update Aquatic features to the older Editions of the game that are still playable on these consoles. So it’s a good time to take the plunge with the new version! If you own the older version of Minecraft on Xbox One, you can grab the new version of Minecraft from the Xbox store for free. Switch players will receive a patch for the Update Aquatic once it releases and will also be able to install the new version of the game for free.
A video showing off some of the Aquatic update: note – skip to 9 minutes into video to see aquatic footage.
Are you excited for this update?