Turn 10 software screened a video of a port of Forza Motorsport 5 on the PC at the 2014 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco to showcase DirectX 12’s which was designed from scratch to take full advantage of advanced GPU hardware features on next-gen devices. This is the most significant improvement for Windows game graphics in years and developers will be able to deploy it on all Microsoft-supported platforms, including the Xbox One. Specifically, the benefits of Direct3D 12 will extend to Xbox One – Direct3D being an application designed to run 3D graphics in a high performance environment, such as a real-time video game.
The DirectX12 demo of Forza Motorsport 5 was running on a PC equipped with an Nvidia Geforce Titan Black graphics card and running at 60 frames per second at 1080p. What’s surprising is that Microsoft says that existing computers, smartphones, and the existing Xbox One game console will see boosts in performance when the new tools arrive. In the past new versions of DirectX have triggered hardware upgrade cycles but with DirectX 12 Intel, AMD, Nvidia, and Qualcomm have announced that the new APIs would run on their existing chips which will be a relief to most of us.
Will we see Forza Motorsport 5 released on the PC ?
We might do, although there no official announcement Microsoft clearly chose to feature Forza 5 on PC for a reason, perhaps so see how much hype it generated and I think we will see it released on PC in the not to distant future.
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