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The Minecraft "Super Duper Graphics Pack" Has Been Canceled

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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".



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