DirectX11 support added to Guild 2 Wars to plan for MMO’s future

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  • DirectX 11 is meant to make the game more beautiful over time.
  • The support will begin with an open beta.
  • The upgrade comes just before Guild Wars 2 expansion set for early 2022.

A blog outlined that Guild Wars 2 was receiving DirectX 11 support in order to maintain the games’ beauty in the long haul. The testing will begin officially on September 21.

The past week has seen various games make headlines with numerous upgrades. Just the other day, the Age of Empires 4 was getting a revamp and now Guild 2 Wars. It seems the game market is growing and developers are continuously looking for ways to keep the fans interested.

Stability of the game

Guild Wars 2 Senior engine programmer James Fulop says the move is well calculated because of its modern technology options that were unavailable in DirectX9. DirectX12 also offered more modern upgrades compared to DirectX11 but the latter offered more stability and has a proven track record after being in use for at least 10 years. In addition, DirectX12 was only available for Windows 7.

Vulkan was not an option because their support is limited to Windows 10.

Fixed Issues

Fulop goes on further to say that the DirectX11 offers tangible benefits and has an array of interesting features. It is more resource-efficient and addresses the issue of the game stalling. Any game fanatic will tell you that buffering while playing is annoying and any developer who addresses such concerns wins the hearts of many.

The Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons is expected to expand and the official launch will be in February 2022. With this upgrade, the expansion seems to be promising already. We can only wait and see what’s in store.

Do you feel the DirectX11 support is sufficient to address the game stalling issue? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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