Is Microsoft hiding an ace up it's sleeve?

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Is Microsoft hiding an ace up it's sleeve?

Post by Killswitchmad on Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 6:52

As some may already know MS has announced that Direct X 12 will be announced at this year's GDC, Originally announced in the form of a single page teaser the site had Direct X 12 down as PC only....

Until today when the site quietly added the Xbox One logo to the teaser site, Is this Microsoft's big Xbox One announcement? It would certainly seem so and with the PS4 only running Direct X 11 style features this could be the turning point Microsoft need to edge ahead in the ling run.

As of now nobody us sure what Direct X 12 will bring to the table but with MS making such a song and dance it would be wise to expect a sizeable update of features and I would imagine GDC will be the place to see the first Xbox One game to support it...
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Post by Butterbean FWG on Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 14:59

what is this about im a bit confused are we talking backward compt with 360 games or something else
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Post by Law Ram on Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 18:00

if its backwards compt I will be so happy
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Post by Daz190uk on Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 18:21

It's nothing to do with backwards compatability I'm afraid chaps.

It's the software the drives graphics processing, Direct X12 will have some new shiny features that Direct X 11 won't have - trouble is, has the X1 got the power to make the most of it?
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Post by Dongziller on Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 18:23

Will be interesting to see Dazza - wont hold my breathe for anything groundbreaking just yet
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Post by Law Ram on Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 18:31

boooooooooooooo Sad
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Post by N1NJA FWG on Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 19:17

If its DX12, whats the odd Microsoft make it W8 as far as PC's go.....

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Post by The Selkie on Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 20:17

If it's backwards compatibility then MS have really shot themselves in the foot for not sorting it out/announcing it as a possibility back at launch. But I don't think it will be.
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Post by Killswitchmad on Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 20:19

I actually wonder if the X1 was meant to run DX12 out of the box, it would explain various issues the X1 has faced (1080p, screen judder etc) these could all be a consequence of MS being forced to run it as DX11 due to delays with DX12...
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Post by Killswitchmad on Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 20:21

N1NJA FWG wrote:If its DX12, whats the odd Microsoft make it W8 as far as PC's go.....

As far as the teaser goes mate it is so far only X1 and Win8
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Post by N1NJA FWG on Sun 9 Mar 2014 - 21:04

Killswitchmad wrote:
N1NJA FWG wrote:If its DX12, whats the odd Microsoft make it W8 as far as PC's go.....

As far as the teaser goes mate it is so far only X1 and Win8

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