Minecraft’s 4K Update Has Been Officially Cancelled

The Super Duper Graphics Pack for Minecraft has been canned over two years after being unveiled.

Over two years ago, Mojang announced that Minecraft would be receiving an update called the Super Duper Graphics Pack. This update was planned to come out in Fall 2017 and would add a visual overhaul to Minecraft along with 4K visuals for those on platforms that would allow it. Eventually though, news on the update fell silent and Mojang since hasn’t talked about the Super Duper Graphics Pack’s arrival much at all.

Today, Mojang finally broke that silence. On the official Minecraft website, it was confirmed that development on the Super Duper Graphics Pack has now ceased entirely, meaning it’ll never see the light of day. “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,” Mojang explained in the blog post.

As stated, the primary reason for the graphical update’s cancellation had to do with how it would be implemented on various platforms. Mojang went on to explain that it wasn’t “happy with how the pack performed across devices.” They further added, “For this reason, we’re stopping development on the pack, and looking into other ways for you to experience Minecraft with a new look.”

While this news is surely a bummer for those who were hoping to play Minecraft with a fresh coat of paint, as Mojang says, hopefully, new looks to the game will be added soon. As it stands, Minecraft is now over ten years old and could probably use some touching up in certain areas, even if the game’s low-polygon textures are supposed to be one of the appeals of the title.

Despite this cancellation, it likely won’t hurt Minecraft too much moving forward. Heck, even so long after release, it was still the best-selling digital game on PS4 last month.

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