Minecraft is dropping support for old-gen consoles
PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, as well as PS Vita editions swing bye-bye
Minecraft has actually been released on every platform recognized to man in the last 9 years or so, however support for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PlayStation Vita editions is being wrapped up after the release of the Aquatic upgrade.
Creating in a brand-new blog post, programmer Majong exposed that while these versions of the video game will gain from the following major upgrade, the fact they make up less than 5% of the video game’s gamer base suggests they will not be obtaining any type of extra support going forward.
‘We have actually made the challenging decision to focus our initiatives to sustain gamers where they play Minecraft one of the most and where we plan to include brand-new functions: on Java, PlayStation 4 Edition and also the versions of Minecraft made with the Bedrock Engine on various other consoles, mobile, and Windows 10,’ reads the post.
Minecraft was initially launched back in 2009 and also has because come to be an international phenomenon. It’s currently standing as the second very successful computer game of all time, with over a substantial 144 million copies marketed around the world; just Tetris has actually flogged more systems, which appeared in the mid-1980s.