Not too long ago, the head of Slightly Mad studios, Ian Bell, stated that DirectX 12 would enable a 30 to 40% boost in performance in Project CARS. However, he made the statement on a Xbox One thread, which is why gamers assumed that he was talking about a performance increase on the game’s console version. Well, it looks like Ian was actually talking about the PC version of Project CARS, and he clarified the whole thing by adding that the Xbox One version will only see a performance gain of about 7%. Even though it’s still a long way from 30%, this is still a notable improvement, and the good news is that it will be enabled by the next patch.
Ian also stated that Slightly Mad Studios will soon address the hardest hit areas on various circuits. Just in case you’re not aware, some circuits in the game suffer from a considerable hit in performance for reasons yet unknown. As far as the DX12 patch is concerned, it looks like slower quad-core CPUs will benefit the most from it, which means that those with slower configurations will finally be able to play the game decently.
The patch will probably come out sometime this year, but we’ll just have to wait for an official statement.
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