Sci-tech

The Minecraft "Super Duper Graphics Pack" Has Been Canceled

The Minecraft

The Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack has seen constant delays since it's announcement at E3 2017.

There was also some confusion as to whether the texture pack would have come to the PS4. But today, karma finally caught up to Minecraft fans when they got a bit of bad news to balance everything out again. That makes sense, since Mojang is a Microsoft property, but it was later revealed the pack was confirmed for many platforms. Posting on the Minecraft blog, Microsoft has indicated that the update is "too technically demanding to implement as planned" and has been canceled. Mojang was not happy with it, so they scrapped it.

There are numerous mods you can find to improve the game's visuals as an alternative to the Super Duper Graphics Pack.

While we may not ever know the full reason why this pack was pulled, it may have been a project that simply took too long to develop for low-end consoles. According to the folks at Minecraft - the official crew - there's only one more "final update" on the Super Duper pack.

A spokesperson from the studio reached out to Kotaku via email, stating they had "tried to solve Super Duper for a long time" and that they were now exploring alternative options with their Render Dragon graphics engine. You wouldn't think it would be too hard to implement such features into a game like Minecraft, but evidently it was way more complicated than it seemed. However, you can play the game on such a wide-range of hardware, all of which have very different hardware and levels of performance, that attempting to get Minecraft looking "super duper" on all of them was always going to prove very hard. "We're looking into different options with our Render Dragon graphics engine, and will have more to share soon".



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


13 August 2019
Antonio Brown loses helmet grievance against the NFL
Brown is in a massive feud with the league over his favorite Schutt helmet . with the NFL barring the superstar wide out from wearing the headgear he's donned for the past decade.

13 August 2019
New Zealand Received over 10,000 Firearms in Gun Buyback Program
Since then, 10,242 firearms have been handed into police, with an additional 1,269 firearms handed in under amnesty. Anyone who possesses a firearm that is now barred by New Zealand law could face up to five years in prison.

13 August 2019
CNN Host Chris Cuomo Threatens Man Who Called Him 'Fredo'
We completely support him". "I assume @cnn not available for comment ", tweeted Donald Trump Jr., who shared the video . The man said he didn't call the CNN host by the name from The Godfather , in which Cuomo immediately responded.

13 August 2019
Nora Quoirin mystic claims girl was lured away by a genie
The family are hopeful that the reward may be of help in the desperate search for Nora. Ms Quoirin added: "The police have been working extremely hard to bring Nora home".

13 August 2019
Chick-fil-A launches first new side since 2016: Mac & Cheese
Though if you're looking for something a little more sweet than savory, Chick-fil-A is not done rolling out exciting new options. The drink combines cold-brewed coffee with vanilla Icedream dessert and caramel syrup and will be available until November 9.

13 August 2019
$500,000 worth of items stolen from Alex Rodriguez's vehicle in San Francisco
A thief stole a camera, a laptop, miscellaneous jewelry and a bag, with the missing loot estimated at roughly $500,000. The Chronicle has reported that an " epidemic " of automobile break-ins had beset San Francisco in recent years.

13 August 2019
Burford Alleges Share Manipulation Around Muddy Waters Attack
Both of these activities are illegal and have resulted in convictions previously, Burford Capital said. Burford pointed to evidence of "spoofing" and "layering". "That is wrong and that is illegal".

13 August 2019
Missy Elliott Finally Getting The Video Vanguard Award at MTV VMAs
Then, in May, she received an honorary doctorate degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, alongside Justin Timberlake . The ceremony which airs live on MTV on August 26, will be Missy's first time performing live in over a decade.

13 August 2019
Ivorian Musician, DJ Arafat, Dies After Motorbike Accident
He was critically injured in the accident and later passed away after being transferred to an Abidjan hospital. During his lifetime, DJ Arafat was known for his dance-provoking sounds and energetic stage performances.

13 August 2019
Opposition Presidential Candidate Leading in Argentina's Sunday Primaries
But the Buenos Aires stock exchange shot up eight percent on Friday amid expectation that Macri would do well in Sunday's vote. On Sunday, Macri told supporters the primary vote was a "bad election" for his coalition ahead of the official results.