Minecraft’s graphics overhaul is not coming to your Xbox/PC

by Vlad Turiceanu
Vlad Turiceanu
Vlad Turiceanu
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Minecraft's Super Duper Graphics pack hits end of life

Do you remember the Super Duper Graphics pack for Minecraft? It was first announced at E3 in 2017.

Now, after countless delays and two years in between, Mojang announced it has ceased development of the Super Duper pack.

Minecraft’s Super Duper Graphics pack was too demanding

It seems like Microsoft and Mojang really tried to bring the pack to the Xbox family and Windows 10, but in the end the developers weren’t happy with its performance.

The reasoning behind the ceasing is the fact that the pack was too technically demanding, as Mojang admits in a blog post:

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.

After this turn of events, Minecraft gamers can say goodbye to the enhanced visuals and 4k resolution that the pack promised.

But not all is lost, because Mojang is constantly trying to improve the gaming experience and we may see other developments come to life via Minecraft Bedrock Edition.

So stay tuned, as we will update you as soon as a new graphics pack will be ready to hit the gaming platforms!


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