WorldsFactory interviewed the developers of Magicka 2 – Pieces Interactive this week.
They asked the developers what they thought of DirectX version 12 from a development point of view. Turns out they have a very positive view on it. However at the same time, they said that Vulkan may be even better.
“DX12 is a big improvement over DX11, it enables games to move to the next generation of graphics. But we’re also eagerly awaiting the official release of OpenGL Vulkan, which might even be better than DX12. Currently we are only experimenting with the API’s but we will of course support them eventually.”
If Vulkan could indeed offer further improvements remains to be seen. It is understandable that Vulkan could indeed prove to be as effective if not more so than DX12, as it retains some of Mantle’s most essential components. Adoption of the new APIs is what would be the deciding factor though, as both offer huge advantages over the previous generation. DX12 will be available with Windows 10 this summer.
Vulkan also has the advantage that it supports several operating systems. Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Whereas DX12 can only function on windows operating systems. Either way, it works out well for us gamers. We can expect a much better performance increase and a decrease in CPU requirements.
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