Developers of Minecraft - Mojang - informed that the free DLC Super Duper Graphics Pack dedicated to this production has been cancelled. The project announced during E3 2017 was to refresh the graphic design of the old production, but unfortunately it turned out to be too ambitious in its premise. Developers passed on this sad information through a blog note.
The reason for abandoning the add-on were problems with adapting Super Duper Graphics Pack to the requirements of particular platforms. Minecraft is available on a wide variety of devices and developers are keen to ensure that these players can play together - one of the main directions in the development of this title, as reflected in the comprehensive Better Together update. Unfortunately, what works great on Xbox One X doesn't necessarily work equally well on Nintendo Switch or a smartphone.
"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," the note reads.
Super Duper Graphics Pack was to add support for 4K resolution and HDR technology on consoles, as well as improve the lighting system (including the introduction of the so-called directional lighting). The update included also shadows generated in real time, better looking vegetation, water and many other things. Below you will find a funny advertising video that presents what may have been "in action".
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