1.18 Version Support - An Update
After extensively reviewing the feedback received, as well as the discussion that was prompted by our recent version support update, we have decided to change course on this decision. We want to thank those that worded their arguments and feedback in a constructive and reasonable way.
We will not be removing support for non-RenderDragon versions of the game until January 1st, 2023. At that time, we will re-evaluate this decision.
We understand that the majority of those that remain on older versions do so because of issues with input delay, as well as performance issues. Both these issues are fully out of our control. As a Minecraft Partner, we voice the concerns our community has to Microsoft. However, this is in no way a replacement for using the bug tracker and other avenues of informing Minecraft's developers that you're affected by these issues.
To prioritize these issues, consider upvoting them in the official bug tracker:
Significant input delay on devices with Render Dragon
Render Dragon decreases performance by a lot
As mentioned, we will re-evaluate this decision at the start of next year. There may be multiple factors that lead us, or force us, to drop support at that point:
- A newer version of the game contains functionality required by updates to our games or other experiences
- The issues are not resolved before the next major version of the game (1.20)
- Microsoft disables functionality in older versions of the game, such as the Marketplace or other services required to authenticate with our server
As we continue to evolve our content, and stay compliant with the newest Minecraft updates and technologies, it is unfeasible to retain version support indefinitely.