During E3 2017, developer Mojang revealed a Super Duper Graphics Pack for Minecraft at Microsoft’s E3 press conference. This was supposed to be the massive graphical update to the extremely popular title, to quote, it would have “excessive visual razzmatazz”. Now, Mojang has thrown in the towel as it “proved too technically demanding to implement”.
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Minecraft fans might be very disappointed about this news, especially those who have a monster gaming PC or an Xbox One X. The Super Duper Graphics Pack would have brought 4K HDR visuals, dynamic shadows, improved lighting and more to the game, but this visual upgrade has now been scrapped.
Mojang revealed this news in a new blog post, explaining that:
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#33fff3″ class=”” size=”22″] 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 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. [/perfectpullquote]
What Mojang plans to deliver for this new look for Minecraft remains to be seen, but judging by how long the Super Duper Graphics Pack took before it was scrapped, I wouldn’t hold my breath.
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Were you excited for the graphical upgrade? Let us know in the comment section below and check out the original announcement.
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