Mojang announced today on their website that the Super Duper Graphics Pack has been cancelled.
“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.”
Originally announced back at E3 2017 this was pack was to update the already dated Minecraft graphics in Fall of 2017. Development did run into a number of delays and was recently mentioned to have see an overhaul in development. While not a big surprise it does come as a disappointment to Minecraft fans.
We have mentioned this on a past Bitcast and we did pick up on the difficulties that the studio was running into some issues. All of us were looking forward to this update and it’s a shame it won’t see the light of day.