Back in 2017, Mojang made an announcement at E3 2017 that Minecraft will be receiving a Super Duper Graphics Pack that will vastly upgrade the game’s visual fidelity and bring the game in-line with current-generation hardware. Promises were made about 4K textures, better lighting and much more, but it seems these promises were a little too ambitious for the developer.
In a post by the development team, they announced that the Super Duper Graphics Pack is now officially shelved indefinitely. The reason for this is that “the pack proved too technically demanding to implement as planned.” They continued with, “We realise this is disappointing to some of you, but unfortunately we aren’t happy with how the pack performed across devices. For this reason, we’re stipping development on the pack, and looking into other ways for you to experience Minecraft with a new look.”
Minecraft on the PC has no shortage of high-quality texture mods so players on the platform won’t feel the burn too much, but those on the various other platforms will be left in the dust. It’s just a case of biting off more than they could chew and unfortunately, they have to chew on some crow now.