Two years after making its ambitious announcement at E3 2017, Mojang has decided to scrap its plans for the game’s Super Duper Graphics Pack. With it, the studio intended to completely overhaul Minecraft’s default look but constant delays, setbacks and technical difficulties have forced the devs to throw in the towel.
The announcement appeared earlier on the company’s website, to the dismay of many Minecraft fans who were looking forward to the update. The Super Duper Graphics Pack was meant to bring in some new shaders, lighting, textures, atmospheric effects and even water that looked better than the actual stuff, and would’ve supported 4K on the Xbox One, so it was a pretty big deal. Developers have also taken to Reddit to air out some of the problems they were facing in terms of creating the overhaul, having gone as far as building an entirely new graphics engine from scratch.
“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.”
Understandably, most of us are super duper disappointed about this. But hey, at least we still have Minecraft, and that’s good enough.