Minecraft’s long-promised Super Duper Graphics Pack isn’t happening now

By Hunter Wolfe
12 August 2019 19:38 GMT

Mojang announced today that Minecraft’s long-awaited Super Duper Graphics Pack isn’t happening anymore.

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The Super Duper pack, which was announced at E3 in 2017, would have brought 4K visuals to the game, but according to the team, the pack was “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.

“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.

“Thanks for your patience, and sorry for not following through on our plans!”

There are numerous mods you can find to improve the game’s visuals as an alternative to the Super Duper Graphics Pack. But it’s too bad we might never find out what a Creeper explosion looks like in 4K.

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