During a recent event of PC Gamer Weekender which is currently being held, IO Interactive confirmed that the new Hitman will be having DirectX 12 support.
Hitman to feature DirectX 12 support at launch
The game will be releasing next week, and with DirectX 12 support, PC gamers can witness amazing gaming performance if they have DX 12 supported graphics card.
Most of us are aware about the top features of DirectX 12 such as hardware efficiency, multi-threading, reducing load from CPU and much more. PC Gamer managed to get the slide from the presentation, which is bit blurry, making it difficult to read. Anyhow, here are the main points;
- better multithreading
- increased performance where CPU bound
- better experiences for laptop gamers
- asynchronous compute on AMD cards for significant performance gains
- early days but we will continue expanding and improving on the Dx12 experience in future releases
From the last point, it is confirmed that the studio will be utilizing new low-level API, DirectX 12 in their upcoming projects, which is indeed a good decision.
Hitman is scheduled for release on 11th March for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and will be launching in episodic modes throughout the year. As reported, the game will run better on AMD graphics card equipped PCs as it uses Asynchronous compute engines, which we reported earlier.
Stay tuned for more updates!
Source: PC Gamer