Initially announced in 2017, Microsoft and Mojang revealed that they are working on a Super Duper Graphics Pack for Minecraft. This update is about to bring the best graphics effect and visuals for the game but it’s unfortunate to say that things didn’t go well.
Since their announcement, Minecraft developers have been continuously testing the promising update on different platforms. However, due to some issues implementing the update on various platforms, Mojang has officially announced the ceasing of the Super Duper Graphics Pack update.
“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 realize 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”
As mentioned above, the main reason why the project has been cancelled is because of the implementation of the update on some platforms. Right now, Minecraft is available on different platforms such as PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Obviously, PC can easily run the Super Duper Graphics Pack due to its capabilities. However, it seems that some platforms can’t handle this huge update.
Mojang did not reveal which platform was unable to handle the Super Duper Graphics Pack and because of that, they decided to cancel the project. What they only said is that “we aren’t happy with how the pack performed across devices,” and it’s pretty obvious that these devices are the consoles which have no option to upgrade its hardware.