And so the inevitable march of Windows moves onward: DirectX, the software that Windows computers rely on to make games run, is getting an upgrade—but only for Windows 8.
It's a trivial question most PC gamers will have pondered at one time or another, as upon booting up a new (or, more importantly, old) game bought from Steam, they have to wait while DirectX installs. Again. For, like, the 100th time.
Details are basically non-existent, but Crytek has officially announced that there will be a DirectX 11 patch for Crysis 2 to take full advantage of modern PC gaming hardware. [MyCrysis.com] (Thanks, Kyle!)
Crysis may have been the benchmark for PC graphics in 2007, but as we power on into 2010, it's looking a little long in the tooth compared to what's coming in the future.
Computer processing solutions company Advanced Micro Devices is working with three leading developer to bring AMD graphics and DirectX 10.1 support to their titles: Electronic Arts Phenomic Studio and its upcoming real-time online fantasy RTS Battleforge, SEGA and its real-time futuristic military strategy title …
Do you feel that, PC gamers? That pressure? It's the future, bearing relentlessly down upon you. While many PC gamers are still without DirextX 10, thanks to its Vista-only segregation, word on the PC tech streets (in this case, Graphics Whore boulevard) is that DirectX 11 will be announced by Microsoft later this…