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The Division Technical Director: DirectX 12 Will Improve Performance & Visuals Of Xbox One/PC Games

DirectX 12 will make games development easier and faster according to Anders Holmquist.

GamingBolt recently got a chance to interview several developers from Ubisoft Massive. The team is currently working on this generation’s most anticipated title, Tom Clancy’s The Division.  Given that Ubisoft Massive have their roots in PC gaming, we asked their thoughts about DirectX 12 and whether they it will bring a massive change for PC and Xbox One games development.

“DirectX 12 brings PC and Xbox development closer, which makes development easier and faster, allowing us to focus more on features,” Anders Holmquist, who is the Technical Director of The Division said to GamingBolt. He also revealed that it will improve the performance and visual quality even further. “It also lets us work closer to “the metal”, the actual hardware, which means we can push performance and visual quality even more.”

Tom Clancy’s The Division is due for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC sometime in 2015. Given that DirectX 12 releases in late 2015, it will be interesting to see if the developers will use the API in the Xbox One and PC version of The Division. If the game launches before the API is available, they can possibly release a DX12 patch for the same however this is an assumption on our part. For more on the game, check out our hub page here or read our in-depth wiki here.


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This must suck to hear for the other side but they won't believe it. The division looks better than any game I've seen so I believe them.



not this again



DeadBigfoot21 said:
This must suck to hear for the other side but they won't believe it. The division looks better than any game I've seen so I believe them.

Yes, i'm sure this vaguely worded statement will have people shaking in their boots :p

As people have repeatedly pointed out, including Phil Spencer amusingly enough, DX12 won't result in a massive change for the X1. 

There will be some improvements, as is standard with API upgrades across all platforms, but as long as the X1 doesn't magically grow some better hardware, the "other side" (really lol?) will be happy enough knowing that all the X1 can do is attempt to close the gap for brief periods of time through optimization.

The X1 is a perfectly capable machine, but unfortunately MS didn't bundle it with a wizard. They decided the Kinect was a more affordable option.



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DeadBigfoot21 said:
This must suck to hear for the other side but they won't believe it. The division looks better than any game I've seen so I believe them.

I doubt anyone thinks it won't help somewhat.  In a perfect world, Microsoft would have waited for DX12, as DX11 is a poor fit for a multi-core console.  On the other hand, we already know that a lot of what DX12 brings is already on the XO by this point.  The benefits DX12 brings for the Xbox One are going to be moderate, especially compared to PC.  There is really no need to either hype or downplay.



DeadBigfoot21 said:
This must suck to hear for the other side but they won't believe it. The division looks better than any game I've seen so I believe them.

Ok VGC mods u can ban me now! plz not perma ban! i like to return! but this guy right here is a pathetic brainwashed MSFT fanboy who has to say sth rubbish to Sony fans everytime and no matter what, hey yo Jack, get a freakin life dammit.



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Someones mad :(



By how much damn it? By how much???



             

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If the division looks anything like the shot shown above it'l be the 1st next gen to deliver that level of realism. Looking at the eventual failures of Watch Dogs et all, i'd be very very surprised if it manages it. Of course, i hope theydo...