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DICE Wants "Win 10 Plus DX12 As Minimum Specs For Holiday 2016 Frostbite Games"

DICE Wants Windows 10 and DX12 to be Minimun Specs for Frostbyte by holiday 2015

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DICE Wants "Win 10 Plus DX12 As Minimum Specs For Holiday 2016 Frostbite Games"

 

Johan Andersson, technical director of DICE has revealed via Twitter that he wants all Frostbite games to require Windows 10/DirectX 12 after holiday 2015.

He does say that this move will be very aggressive but the move to the next generation API exclusively will open up a lot of options when creating future games. 

  

 

Johan Anderson also says that now is a great time to get rid of a lot of "Windows legacy" code and benefit from Windows new memory management system.

 

"indeed! get rid of the Windows legacy and reap the benefits of a modern graphics API & memory management (WDDM 2.0)"

"I do think the Win10 adoption within core gamers will be _really_ quite fast, and Microsoft is helping with their upgrade program"

 

Do you agree with Johan? You can join the discussion on DICE wanting DX12 and Windows 10 to be Minimum Specs for Holiday 2016 Frostbyte games on the OC3D Forums

 

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31-08-2015, 04:18:11

Kushiro
Me thinks not a good idea.

Its nice that they are pushing for it, however having it as a Minimum is a bit.. I myself dont see me going back to Win 10 anytime soon.Quote

31-08-2015, 04:33:24

MrKambo
I actually agree, im all for progress and using the latest tech and tools available to us, this will only push developers harder and harder to to give us games which release after release raise the bar.Quote

31-08-2015, 04:38:19

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newbie_NS810 View Post
Me thinks not a good idea.

Its nice that they are pushing for it, however having it as a Minimum is a bit.. I myself dont see me going back to Win 10 anytime soon.
While I do understand where you are coming from I actually like Windows 10, but since the spying stuff has been added retroactively to Windows 7 and 8 I don't really care enough to avoid it.

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Originally Posted by MrKambo View Post
I actually agree, im all for progress and using the latest tech and tools available to us, this will only push developers harder and harder to to give us games which release after release raise the bar.
I agree too, while it is annoying for those who use older hardware it really does open up a lot of new options and allows them to do thing in the most modern/ efficient way.

If DICE did this they would only need to optimise for only one API and OS, which frees up a lot of time for PC development.

I do hope that DICE will use Vulcan in DX12 in the future though, just so that the Linux people can get some action.Quote

31-08-2015, 05:08:12

DiceAir
I say it's a great idea. They need to push for dx12 as quickly as possible. If they focus only on dx12 now it makes it easier to code dx12 properly and also eliminates issues with dx12. I love windows 10 so far and been extremely good performance wise. Anyone not seeing this as a good thing don't know the benefits of doing this. Windows 10 is a free upgrade anyway so no excuse for sticking to windows 7 or 8.1

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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
While I do understand where you are coming from I actually like Windows 10, but since the spying stuff has been added retroactively to Windows 7 and 8 I don't really care enough to avoid it.



I agree too, while it is annoying for those who use older hardware it really does open up a lot of new options and allows them to do thing in the most modern/ efficient way.

If DICE did this they would only need to optimise for only one API and OS, which frees up a lot of time for PC development.

I do hope that DICE will use Vulcan in DX12 in the future though, just so that the Linux people can get some action.

I agree with the Vulcan statement. I would love to see some Linux games but I think they should first focus on dx12 and get it in a good working state then do vulcan. I can't wait to play dx12 games cause AMD really benefits from it and it can breath some life into my R9 280x crossfire setup.Quote

01-09-2015, 01:39:50

NeverBackDown
I been saying this for every Dev since DX12 was announced. Yes it's a good idea!

If you can't upgrade to W10, that means you need a new PC anyways, moving upto 7/8.1 won't benefit you. It's a free update for 7/8.1 users so literally no excuse to upgrade.Quote
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