Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday June 30, 2013

Microsoft Confirms DirectX 11.2 is a Windows 8.1, Xbox One Exclusive

Good news and bad news: The good news is that Microsoft has announced it will be releasing DirectX 11.2 in time for the release of the Xbox One and Windows 8.1. Now for the bad news: The release will only be for Xbox One and Windows 8.1. So much for retro support, huh?big grin

It's a clever trick, and one that could help boost the quality of future PC games - but it's one that will require those who have yet to take the plunge to upgrade their operating systems. Leblond confirmed that Direct3D 11.2 will be the first version of the API to support tiled resources, and that it will be exclusive to Windows 8.1 on the PC as well as featuring in Microsoft's next-generation Xbox One console.