Mojang ditches Super Duper Graphics Pack for Minecraft

Mojang has called time on the development of Minecraft’s planned Super Duper Graphics Pack. The much anticipated pack, first announced at E3 back in 2017, would have provided Minecraft players with higher quality shaders and lighting effects in the popular game, along with 4K and HDR support. Unfortunately, Mojang has decided that it just isn’t going to be possible to make good on its Super Duper promises.

You can find a full statement about the abrupt cancellation below:

“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.

“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.

“Minecraft is available on a wide range of platforms, and we’re constantly trying to make the most of the technical architecture of each one. We’ll be able to share more on that subject very soon.”

Minecraft still has around 91 million monthly users globally, and it’s likely that confirmation of the Super Duper Graphics Pack’s demise will be very disappointing to many in the base.

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