Minecraft Super Duper Graphics DLC cancelled

August 14, 2019

Announced at E3 2017, there was a planned Super Duper Graphics Pack for Minecraft which would add new textures, enhanced lighting and shadow effects, and movement in leaves and grass. Originally planned for release later that same year, the optional DLC had quietly been delayed. Developer Mojang has now confirmed the DLC has been officially cancelled.

Citing the project as “too technically demanding to implement”, Mojang seemed concerned about the overall performance between the different versions of Minecraft.

“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.”

Perhaps the project will be revisited again in the future once Minecraft has inevitably been released on the next generation of consoles. Until then, we can only dream of what might have been.