Monday, 19 August, 2019

Mojang cancels Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack

Microsoft Just Made All Your Minecraft Dreams Come True Mojang cancels Minecraft's Super Duper Graphics Pack.
Emmett Howard | 13 August, 2019, 14:11

Called the Super Duper Graphics Pack, the update would significantly improve the visual assets of the game and add a new dimension to the blocky universe. In a blog post today, the Minecraft Company admitted the "Super Duper Graphics Pack" was "too technically demanding" and simply didn't run well enough across all platforms.

It'd be an absolute shock if a group of intrepid 3rd-party developers didn't take it upon themselves to continue to create a new Super Duper Graphics Pack after Minecraft's in-house team leaves the pieces floating in the wind. The main reason it has been axed is to do with the pack's performance across devices.

Devs say they weren't happy with the way the Super Duper Graphics Pack performed across devices.

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Mojang's statement went on to say that the studio wasn't happy with how the update was performing across the different platforms Minecraft on which is now available, which range from Xbox One X to smartphones. According to the folks at Minecraft - the official crew - there's only one more "final update" on the Super Duper pack.

For the past two years Minecraft players have been patiently waiting for a major graphics overhaul to the game. However, you can play the game on such a wide-range of hardware, all of which have very different hardware and levels of performance, that attempting to get Minecraft looking "super duper" on all of them was always going to prove very hard. It was set to introduce new lighting, water, and shadow effects, to give the classic block-builder a more modern look, but the initial release window of "fall 2017" came and went.

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