You might remember the big reveal at E3 in 2017 about the big graphics upgrade for Minecraft, labeled the Super Duper Pack, where we would experience beautiful Minecraft worlds in 4K. Well it appears the project has officially been scrapped.
According to a blog post from Mojang, they had this to say:
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!