Forums - Gaming Discussion - Microsoft won Gen-8 against Sony, already?

Now that we know PS4 will be using DX11.

So, Microsoft not only get licensing fee off of PS4, they are also better at it, since they own the tech and all.

Xbox3 will dominate the graphics area for Gen-8, it seems.



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Isn't that just a rumor. Even if true it would mean that multiplats wouldn't be as difficult on PS4 as they were on PS3.

Maybe MS and Sony made a licensing trade. DX11 for Blu-Ray.

Could be a big plus for MS if it's true with the licensing fee, mo' money!

Doesn't Wii U use DirectX as well? Maybe not 11, or are they using something similar?

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Um that's not how it works, but I think you already know that...

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Yep, if true it's certainly a major victory. But not in the way you are suggesting. MS originally got into console hardware partly because they knew that consoles (Sony and Nintendo) using OpenGL might pose a threat to DX's domination on PC.

Within the space of 2 console generations it appears as if one of MS's major strategic motivations for entering into the console wars has succeeded.

A pit really because it's good to have competing GLs, and OpenGL has been pretty good for PS3's exclusives, it's held it's own against Xbox 360's DX pretty well.

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I don't think they are using directx11. Its a rumor and thats it. it stated it will be similar to directx11 meaning its not directx11 but something similar to it

DanneSandin said:
Doesn't Wii U use DirectX as well? Maybe not 11, or are they using something similar?


no it uses that other thing OpenGL I think

I don't know but I do know it's not using DirectX

the PS4 will not use it either they mean something equivalent to DirectX11 




Roma said:
DanneSandin said:
Doesn't Wii U use DirectX as well? Maybe not 11, or are they using something similar?


no it uses that other thing OpenGL I think

I don't know but I do know it's not using DirectX

the PS4 will not use it either they mean something equivalent to DirectX11 

Aaah ok, I might have had it mixed up; directX11 and something equivalent ^^



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Nope, Sony will be using an API equivalent to dx11(not dx11 from MS) to achieve this like they did with PS3.