Mojang’s latest Minecraft blog post has revealed the cancellation of the Super Duper Graphics Pack.

This “ambitious initiative” was meant to bring a new look to the open-world survival crafting game, but unfortunately has proven to be too technically demanding to implement. The main reason it has been axed is to do with the pack’s performance across devices. Here’s the full explanation:

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!

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