Minecraft users are about to be in for a rude awakening as game developers signal a change for players following the upcoming release of the Aquatic update.
The Aquatic Update Preview
On Thursday, May 3, the Minecraft team posted a blog post on its website teasing about the upcoming adventures that players will experience with the Aquatic update. The teaser image showcases a dolphin exploring sea life, which features tons of wooden blocks and a variety of seaweed.
The announcement also reminds gamers that the Aquatic update is available to those who own Xbox One, Switch, and Windows 10 version of the game. The team also confirmed that players can also play it on PlayStation 4 Edition, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, and PS Vita.
Minecraft To End Support For Last-Gen Consoles
Unfortunately, the team also delivers a bad news to fans of the popular sandbox video game. The blog post mentioned that the game would no longer support the previous generation of video game consoles outside of PS4 Edition, Bedrock platforms, and the Java Edition, after the release of the Aquatic update.
The developers are hoping that players would now switch to newer video game platforms such as the Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch to continue their adventure.
"The older generation of consoles make up less than 5 percent of our active players, so we are focusing our efforts to support the platforms that host the majority of our community," said a Minecraft spokesperson exclusively to Tech Times.
Mixed Reaction From Fans
Minecraft users took to social media to express their opinion about the company's decision on disregarding older consoles. Some fans needed clarification whether Minecraft could still be played on the PS4.
Others were outraged and vowed to uninstall the sandbox video game. Fans also tried to convince the development team to bring back the previously eliminated concepts such as spectator mode and 1.7 combat.
Plz bring back 1.7 combat!!!! This would be the best thing for the community as old playes will cnsider playing minecraft again. Plz make mc enjoyable againn. (Also i wouldnt mind 1.8 combat) — KOSTAS GR150 (@KGr150) May 3, 2018
I’m done with Minecraft Bedrock and Legacy uninstalling both — xxxcoa$tl1vexxx (@MrBlacksmith5) May 3, 2018
If you stop updating Xbox One edition, can we get a spectator mode or an easier way to go invisible to spectate other players on bedrock?— KV (@KVRayne) May 3, 2018
Other News On Video Games
As Minecraft enters a new chapter, it is not the only Microsoft video game that has been making headlines.
Rockstar Games has now released the first preview trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2. The game's plot is expected to focus on Arthur Morgan as he travels across the middle of the United States in 1899 focusing on missions for his boss, Dutch van der Linde.
Another principal character, which is being introduced in the trailer is the young John Marston, who is captured by a rival gang. It is expected that the game will be released in October 2018.
Meanwhile, Destiny 2 Warmind DLC is sending players to Mars in the latest chapter of the Destiny franchise. Players will have to face off against the vicious organization called the Hive. Gamers can also defeat the Hive's foot soldiers by using weapons such as the Gravitation Lance and the Skyburner's Oath.
Last month, Disney and Square Enix released the latest trailer to the highly anticipated Kingdom Hearts 3. The trailer introduces the Classic Kingdom, an area where players can play 20 mini-games that represent classic Disney video games such as Giantland and The Barnyard Battle. Outside the mini-games, players will be able to help Sora, Donald, and Goofy defeat Xehanort and his forces.