Official Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack cancelled; “too technically demanding to implement”

The developers of Minecraft have announced the cancellation of the Super Duper Graphics pack. This pack was meant to enhance the visuals of Minecraft on current-gen platforms. However, it appears that it was too technically demanding to implement.

As the developers stated:

“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.”

Now obviously this is terrible news for most Minecraft fans. However, this is mainly a big issue for console gamers and not PC gamers. After all, PC gamers can already turn Minecraft into a next-gen experience. Thanks to mods, some amazing texture packs and ray tracing, Minecraft already looks incredible on the PC.

For instance, back in June 2019, we informed you about Minecraft’s Stratum 2K Texture Pack & Ray Tracing Shaders. Thanks to these mods, Minecraft looks absolutely spectacular on the PC. As such, and since the official graphics overhaul pack is no more under development, we strongly suggest downloading them.

I’ve also included below a video showing the modded version of Minecraft. Seriously, who needs an official graphics pack when the game can look this good with mods?

Minecraft 2020 - Stratum 2048x POM/PBR | Continuum Shader - Realistic Graphics - Ray Tracing - 4K

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email