Mojang says the pack was “too technically demanding” to properly implement.
Back in 2017, Mojang unveiled something ambitious for Minecraft – the Super Duper Graphics Pack. This update, which was originally scheduled for Fall 2017, was meant to revamp the game’s visuals. Heck, it would even support 4K resolution on the right platforms.
Unfortunately, Mojang’s silence on the update ever since has been leading to the inevitable – development on the Super Duper Graphics Pack has stopped. This is because it was fairly demanding and the developer didn’t like the performance across different devices. “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.”
Noting that it wasn’t “happy with how the pack performed across devices,” Mojang said, “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 it is disappointing that the update didn’t pan out, it’s not like Minecraft’s popularity is suffering as a result. As of May 2019, it’s sold over 176 million units in its lifetime across multiple platforms and enjoys a thriving community.
Other ventures are also on the way for Minecraft like Minecraft Earth, a Pokemon GO-like title where you can place your own creations in the real world. There’s also Minecraft: Dungeons, an overhead action RPG with loot akin to Diablo that’s out in Spring 2020.