Minecraft Ceasing Development On Super Duper Graphics Pack

Those beautiful sunsets are no more.


The Super Duper Graphics Pack that was announced for Minecraft back during E3 2017, which was set to improve the visuals with better lighting, textures, 4K support and a host of other changes, has now been cancelled by the Minecraft team. We’ll leave the announcement trailer below as a memorial to what could have been.

In a blog post on the official Minecraft website, the development team cited a difficulty in getting the Super Duper Graphics Pack to work across all platforms:

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.

The team do promise that they’re still working on ways to make the most of the technical architecture of the countless devices that Minecraft is currently supported on, and they’ll have more to share soon. In the meantime, PC players can certainly still take advantage of the third party mods that do the job of the Super Duper Graphics Pack just as well. Everyone else is just going to have to wait.

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