DirectX 11 was released on Windows 7 platform in 2009. The major modifications which DirectX 11 brought were Tessellation & Multi-Threading support for multi-core GPUs. The new DirectX really changed the way games were played and made the user experience more real. 2011 was a great year for the DirectX 11 where we saw releases from many prominent titles such as Battlefield 3 (EA), Need for Speed: The Run (EA), Saints Row (THQ), Dirt 3 (Codemasters), Crysis 2 (EA), and Batman: Arkham City (Rock Steady), Anno 2070 (BlueByte). All these titles got a lot of fame and business but are they good enough for the audience to last all 2012? It doesn’t seem that way.
On the other hand with DirectX 11 launching soon on Windows 8 platform, we are not sure if DirectX 11 is going to stand any longer but, let’s hope for the best as all our latest hardware has support for DirectX 11 only. So here is a list of DirectX 11 games coming out in 2012:
1. Metro: Last Light
Metro: Last Light is survival horror, first-person shooter game due for release in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2012. The game is a sequel to Metro 2033 which was considered the benchmark standard for dx11 GPU back in 2011.
The game starts right where metro 2033 ended and is featured, similarly, in the ruined Moscow Metro. The player follows the legacy of Artyom and struggles to find the last source of survival.
2. ARMA 3
Arma 3 is an open-world military shooter/ tactical shooter game set to be released in the 4th quarter of 2012. It is based on an operation of NATO forces fighting “Eastern Armies” in Europe.
3. Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the samurai
SEGA and The Creative Assembly have announced that a stand-alone expansion for Total War: Shogun 2 will be arriving in March of this year. Titled “Fall of the Samurai”, it will not require the base game to play and it sounds like it will be much more substantial than the $10 campaign DLC they previously released.
Well, it is almost shocking that as compared to the releases last year there seems no prominent work on DirectX 11 this year. What is the reason? Some say gaming is a console world now, some say DirectX 11.1. Whatever the reason is, time shall soon reveal!