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Red Faction: Guerrilla PC has additional graphics but lacks DirectX 11 support

Tuesday, 28th July 2009 20:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Matt Toschlog, president of Reactor Zero, Rick White, producer at Volition, and physics programmer Eric Arnold answered questions posed by PC Games Hardware regarding whether Red Faction: Guerrilla would support versions DirectX beyond DirectX 10 – namely 10.1 or 11.

Reagrding this, Toschlog said that the reason the PC version is being released later than the console versions was so extra work on supporting DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 could be accomplished. Also, the developers wanted to add some extra graphical features such as Sun Shafts (God Rays) and Screen-Space Ambient Occlusion.

“We’re supporting Direct X 9 and Direct X 10,” Toschlog told the site. “Since we’re supporting both DX 9 and DX 10, the PC code was actually more complicated than if we’d just supported one API.

“That said, some things were easier under DX 10. In particular, we know that all DX 10 devices will support features such as hardware PCF shadow mapping.

“The graphics are largely the same under DX 9 and DX 10. A few advanced features – such as Screen-Space Ambient Occlusion – only work under DX 10. As for speed, there isn’t a big difference between the two APIs.

“It’s true that most features can be done with both DX 9 and DX 10. Since Direct X is the dominant API on the PC, we expect to be using whatever new versions are available for years to come.”

Just not with this title, apparently.

Game’s out for PC September 15 in the US.

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2 Comments

  1. Artheval_Pe

    Just not with this title, apparently

    DirectX11 is scheduled to be available for some developers, only beginning at the end of July. Plus, nobody really cares if DirectX11 is not supported since there are no DirectX11-compatible graphics card on the market currently.

    DirectX11 isn’t really useful at that point. Even new games don’t fully use the fonctionnalities of DirectX10.
    Plus, a lot of PC gamers still prefer to use Windows XP so they don’t really care about DirectX10 or DirectX11 support.

    Long story short : DirectX11 support in Red Faction Guerrilla would have been useless.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    Just an addition to the post above most games that do support DirectX10 is just using a beta version.

    Not sure why they are pushing a DirectX11 when 10 is not even utilized.

    #2 5 years ago

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