Xbox Game Studios' Mojang has announced that they have canceled the Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack. That's right, Mojang announced the game's ambitious texture pack has been canceled due to it being "too technically demanding to implement as planned".
But it looks like Mojang has not entirely given up on making an improved graphics pack for the game.More news: Woman's body found following Sydney CBD stabbing attack
Further, the company says that they were not happy with the performance across devices for this update, leading to it being scrapped. However, you can play the game on such a wide-range of hardware, all of which have very different hardware and levels of performance, that attempting to get Minecraft looking "super duper" on all of them was always going to prove very hard.
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. The good news - if you're not looking to 3rd-party crews to keep this party rolling - is that the official development crews are "looking into other ways for you to experience Minecraft with a new look".More news: Emotional Hong Kong Leader Urges Calm Amid Protests, Airport Reopens
When you look at what the features the update would have provided, it's not hard to see that the original Xbox would have likely struggled to run the update and if the pack wouldn't work on all Xbox versions, the risk of splitting the Xbox userbase likely played a key role into the decision. It was set to introduce new lighting, water, and shadow effects, to give the classic block-builder a more modern look, but the initial release window of "fall 2017" came and went. "We're looking into different options with our Render Dragon graphics engine, and will have more to share soon".More news: Alex Rodriguez Has Jewelry & Electronics Stolen In Rental Car Heist