Minecraft has pretty much had the same style since being released in 2011. While the game has received many updates over the years, none have really changed its overall styling. However, in 2017, Mojang announced that they were developing a Super Duper Graphics Pack for the title, which would have given it a more modern feel. Well, it seems that the major graphics update has been cancelled by Mojang due to it being “too technically demanding.”
This pack was supposed to release in towards the end of 2017, but was later delayed to an unspecified date. The update would have added dynamic shadows, movement in leaves and grass, new textures for mobs and villagers, directional lighting, and more to the game. Speaking on the recent cancellation, the development studio stated, “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.”
It seems that the main reason for the cancellation is software limitations. Mojang stated as such when they delayed the pack the first time, indicating that their engine wasn’t built for this. Although this news will have many fans quite unhappy, it does seem that Mojang is working on another way to change the game’s overall style.
This news may be sombre for some who were really looking forward to this update. This disappointing announcement is not enough to slow down the train that is Minecraft though.