Monday July 11, 2016

DOOM Vulkan Support Now Live

Robert Duffy, id Software’s Chief Technology Officer, sends word that Vulkan support for DOOM is now live. If you already own DOOM, you might want to fire it up again and see what Vulkan brings to the table. If you don't own DOOM, now is as good a time as any to give it a go. You can find the link to the demo here.

At id Software, we’ve always pushed technology. With DOOM we let the game drive the technology decisions from early on. This has continued even in post-release, with new updates and more. Today we’re excited to share another big technology push: Vulkan support is now live on PC. When we were looking to adopt Vulkan for DOOM, the main question we asked ourselves was: "What’s the gamer benefit?" Ultimately the biggest benefit will be high framerates. There are a number of game-focused reasons super-high framerates matter, but primarily its movement and player feel. The game just feels amazing running that fast, so we made it a priority to try to really exploit the available hardware on PC.