While CD Projekt RED and Rocksteady have not revealed anything about their latest games supporting DX12, MSI – best known for its motherboards and its graphics cards – has revealed that both The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Batman: Arkham Knight will support this new API from Microsoft.
As MSI noted:
“The most exciting part of Windows 10 for gamers is the introduction of DirectX 12. You are likely to start seeing the benefits of the new graphics technology already in The Witcher 3, Batman: Arkham Knight and more games released later this year. Some CPU-bound games like MMO’s are able get a performance bump of up to 50% according to Microsoft.”
For all we know, this could very well be a typo, so take it – at least for now – with a grain of salt.
For the record, we strongly believe that both The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Batman: Arkham Knight will benefit from this new API. However, we are almost certain that these two games won’t support it from the get-go.
Windows 10 are rumoured to be coming this July, meaning that both of these games will be already out. Therefore, our guess is that DX12 support may come as a future patch for both of them.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt releases this May, whereas Batman: Arkham Knight releases this June!