Minecraft’s Super Duper Graphics Pack has been cancelled

Back in 2017 it was announced that Minecraft was going to get a Super Duper Graphics pack which would boost the game with 4K visuals. Well, it’s been announced that this is no longer the case and that development of the pack has now ceased.

In a post on the Minecraft blog the team put:

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.

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!

Minecraft Blog

While disappointing, we can understand that they are wanting to keep things fair across the board. However, they have mentioned that they are looking into other ways for us to experience Minecraft with a new look, so it will be interesting to see what comes from this.