Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 listed as a DirectX 12 Only Game on Steam

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 listed as a DirectX 12 Only Game on Steam

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 listed as a DirectX 12 Only Game on Steam

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is set to release on March 15th, 2019, bringing with it updated visuals, raids and a larger open world that will offer a more varied and dynamic world to explore. 

On Steam, The Division 2 has been listed with minimum system requirement of “DirectX: Version 12”, suggesting that Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment plans to drop support for Microsoft’s ageing DirectX 11 API, making the game a Windows 10 exclusive. 

While this listing could be a mere placeholder, it is worth remembering that The Division also supports DirectX 12, making it relatively easy for Massive Entertainment to make the game a DirectX 12 exclusive, assuming that they are confident that the new API can deliver them enhanced system performance on both Geforce and Radeon hardware.  

If Ubisoft’s PC system requirements on Steam prove accurate, The Division 2 will be one of the first DirectX 12 exclusive games on PC, at least outside of Microsoft’s first party studios. Let’s hope that Massive Entertainment can offer enhanced performance out of the API for both graphics card manufacturers and can leverage the API to deliver great performance on all compatible PC hardware. 

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