The Minecraft "Super Duper Graphics Pack" Has Been Canceled

Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack fans just got 4K burned

Although this is bad news for fans of the series, there are still plenty of mods out there for PC users that will give players all sorts of new textures and enhanced graphics for the games.

Way back in 2017, Mojang announced a Super Duper Graphics Pack for Minecraft as part of an E3 teaser. The graphics update has since been in development for the past two years and has provided extremely challenging for the developers, as numerous delays have had to go underway. That's right, Mojang announced the game's ambitious texture pack has been canceled due to it being "too technically demanding to implement as planned". '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. First of all, we would have expected this kind of work - specifically, the work of deciding which devices would be targets for Minecraft's SDGP - would have been typified before that project had begun.

Mojang didn't say as much but one has to wonder if the graphics pack simply put too much of a performance strain on weaker platforms like lower-end smartphones.


Minecraft will be keeping its block-based look for the foreseeable future as plans to update its graphics are cancelled. Minecraft developer Mojang has confirmed that it has now stopped its development.

But it looks like Mojang has not entirely given up on making an improved graphics pack for the game. When you look at what the features the update would have provided, it's not hard to see that the original Xbox would have likely struggled to run the update and if the pack wouldn't work on all Xbox versions, the risk of splitting the Xbox userbase likely played a key role into the decision.

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