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Old 10-23-11, 10:28 PM   #12
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Default Re: Doom 4 "Indefinitely Postponed" Following Rage’s Disappointing Launch

Originally Posted by Holy Smoke View Post
Since no one has mentioned it, this rumor has been thoroughly debunked.

He didn't say it was far better, it just handles some things better. DirectX being the better API doesn't quite equate to it being more flexible in all things. Rage, for example, is an OpenGL 4.2 game with DX10 level hardware being the bare minimum requirement. Using OpenGL makes it able to run on Windows XP whereas it would be limited to Vista/Win7 systems if it were using DirectX. The ability to use extensions can go a long way.

DirectX also isn't without its own overheads. Their only reason to make the switch would probably be to avoid AMD's shoddy OpenGL driver.
Originally Posted by slaWter View Post
They already denied that rumor.
It says so even in that article

Yea let's close this thread.
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