The Super Duper Graphics Pack was in development for Minecraft and it was supposed to provide a new look to the game. It was announced back in 2017 and it seems that the idea was too ambitious. It was supposed to release back in 2017 but was delayed time and time again.
The developers had to re-write the engine in order to accommodate the new features and the Super Duper Graphics Pack was supposed to release this year but it has been canceled. The Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack was supposed to have the following features:
- Volumetric lighting.
- Enhanced water textures, complete with reflective surfaces.
- Dynamic shadows with object edge highlighting.
- Reflective textures for blocks, adding highlights to diamond blocks for example.
- 3D models for objects that were previously just flat textures, such as rail tracks and foliage.
While this might seem like a few bullet points to some, this would have changed the game completely. Mojang has now confirmed that the Super Duper Graphics Pack was in development for Minecraft is no longer in development and that the developer is now looking into new projects for the game. Here is what the developer had to say regarding the matter:
We realize 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.
The development of the pack was shaky but there was still some hope that it would release at some point in time. Now that the developer has confirmed that the pack is no longer in development, fans can finally move on. It will be interesting to see what the developers come up with next and how new features are going to add to the game.
Let us know what you think about the Super Duper Graphics Pack for Minecraft being canceled.