Minecraft was said to get a visual upgrade back in E3 2017 for a while now, well today that project has been cancelled. Today in a blog post, the company stated that the “Super Duper Graphics Pack” was too technically demanding and just didn’t run well on all of the platforms.
“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.”
At the very end they mention that, “Minecraft is available on a wide range of platforms, and we’re constantly trying to make the most of the technical architecture of each one. We’ll be able to share more on that subject very soon.” This of course probably means that more information regarding Minecraft: Earth or Minecraft: Dungeons will be coming soon. As for visual updates regarding the game, they will probably have to add more features in general to the environment, but hopefully we can get something out of the pack.
For more information regarding other Minecraft projects, check it out here.