This is just a task to reference anyone who may request VS Code to be updated to the latest version of Visual Studio Code (currently 1.18.0). This is currently blocked by VS Code's lack of NPM 5 support, as detailed here. I am currently subscribed to the issue and will update VS Code to the latest version when such issue is resolved.
Note: In the event Visual Studio Code is not updated to support NPM5 by the end of November, 2017, it will be deprecated / obsoleted from the repository with the expectation that individuals that wish to use VS Code utilize the Snap. It will not return to the repository after such point, as there would be no guarantee that it would continue to work into the future.