Dirt 2: The best looking racing game due to DirectX 11?
That the PC version of Colin McRae: Dirt 2 is DirectX 11 compatible, is generally known. The developers think that due to the new API Dirt 2 will be the best looking racing game up to now.
In June Codemasters delayed the PC version of Colin McRae: Dirt 2 will support DirectX 11 and therefore would be delayed. While the console versions will hit the markets in September PC gamers have to wait until December before they can play the racing game.
In an interview with Videogamer Design Manager Ralph Fulton explained that the delay is only related to the implementation of DirectX 11, but that it would be worth the trouble:
"And that was a decision we took, to delay the PC version, to take advantage of DX11, purely because we weighed it up and said, look, what it allows us to do is make the best-looking racing game that has ever existed. Not just of the year or on PC, but has ever existed, because we were the first with an already cutting-edge game to take advantage of this technology, so it would definitely be worth putting it back.”
In other words: Dirt 2 could be the best looking racing game that has been released for the PC or the consoles ever since. Screenshots that could prove this have not been published yet, but with such statements Codemasters is making every racing gamer hungry for more. What do you think about the announcement? Use the comments to give your opinion.
For more information about the DirectX 11 support of Colin McRae: Dirt 2 take a look at the official press release.