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Cyberpunk 2077 has confirmed that it is a DirectX 12 exclusive

Because matter: What we have seen of Cyberpunk 2077 looks surprising, with wonderful graphics and real-time ray tracing, but beauty has a cost: the PC version will be a title for DirectX 12 only. This means bad news for those who have old cards graphics or still using Windows 8.

The news came from CD Projekt Red’s leading graphic programmer, Marcin Gollent, during an interview with the German technology site PC Games Hardware.

Support for DirectX 12, which allows for similar ray tracing and variable speed shading, was added to Windows 7 last year, despite the venerable operating system reaching the end of the extended support date in January. Gollent said the company continues to test Cyberpunk 2077 on Windows 7 to hunt down and fix any bugs. The operating system is found on 27 percent of PCs, while Windows 8, which does not support DirectX 12, has a 3.5 percent market share.

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The other potential problem with DirectX 12 exclusivity is that those with outdated graphics cards are unfortunate. Anyone with a card in the past five years or so should be okay, and most of the bigger ones than that would struggle to play Cyberpunk 2077, however.

Gollent said there are two reasons why the game was made a DirectX 12 exclusive: “First, it’s the standard API for Xbox platforms and, with the game also coming to Xbox One, we naturally wanted that it was implemented as soon as possible. Secondly, it’s the birthplace of DXR, and since we were planning to invest in DXR very soon, this made the choice to go with DX12 quite simple. “

Focusing on a single graphical API may seem like a good idea and should allow CD Projekt Red to push DirectX 12 to its limits. But in the past we have seen games with problems with DirectX 12 and without DirectX 11 support or Vulkan API, we hope that the launch proceeds smoothly. But given the extra time devoted to its development and the fact that this will be one of the biggest games of the years, it would be surprising if there were major problems related to DirectX 12.

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