The Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack has seen constant delays since it’s announcement at E3 2017. Now, two years after it was revealed, the graphical extension has been cancelled.
Announced via a post on the Minecraft blog, the add-on for the popular survival game has ceased development. As an update for Xbox One X consoles, the graphical overhaul was to provide an intriguing new look for the simplistic voxel style.
Originally, the Super Duper Graphics Pack was to provide Minecraft players will enhanced visuals. This would have included 4K resolution, increased draw distances, a lighting engine overhaul and enhanced shaders. The whole shebang!
“Some of you might remember us announcing the Super Duper Graphics Pack during E3 2017. Super Duper was an ambitious initiative that brought a new look to Minecraft but, unfortunately, the pack proved too technically demanding to implement as planned,” the announcement reads.
“We realise this is disappointing to some of you – there was a lot of enthusiasm for Super Duper from inside and outside the studio – but unfortunately, we aren’t happy with how the pack performed across devices. For this reason, we’re stopping development on the pack, and looking into other ways for you to experience Minecraft with a new look.”
Maybe, Minecraft owners will be able to experience something close to the Super Duper aesthetic on Xbox’s next generation Scarlett consoles. With beefier hardware and ray-tracing support, it should easily be powerful enough to give Minecraft a brand new look,