Minecraft is getting its very last content update today for those on either an Xbox 360, Wii U, Playtation 3, or PlayStation Vita, as spotted by Eurogamer. The new update includes many new features, including pandas and new cats, which came to the Bedrock Edition to the game, as well as bamboo and the Nightmare before Christmas Mash-Up Pack, along with many other new features and improvements.
According to the source, Minecraft had a player base of as many as 21 million players since its May 2012 release date, and the nostalgic developers are welcoming any pictures/videos of past gameplay from its players. This means the only console versions of Minecraft that will continue to receive further updates are the Bedrock edition on the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, and Console Edition on the PlayStation 4.
As we pack up our Xbox 360, PS3, PSVita and WiiU development kits, we're getting all nostalgic 😢
Please share some of your best memories over the past six and a half years of Minecraft on these consoles! pic.twitter.com/lZhpQUgtLu
— 4J Studios (@4JStudios) December 18, 2018
Microsoft acquired the rights to the game in a $2.5 billion purchase deal, and has made many improvements, including bringing cross-platform multiplayer between Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, Windows 10, and mobile phones. The new panda update is the most recent for this very edition, and many more updates are expected given the universal nature of the game.
If you’re still an Xbox 360 user, now might be the best time to get to get an Xbox One. The Minecraft Creators Bundle is just $199 right now, which includes the 1TB console, the game, 1,000 Minecoins, plus the some mash-up, skin, and texture packs to get started with.