As if this pair weren’t graphical powerhouses as it is, both The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Batman: Arkham Knight will be getting DirectX 12 updates when the graphics API arrives later this year. The news was spilled by third-party hardware manufacturer MSI, who also claimed that certain CPU-bound titles could see up to 50% performance boosts with DX12.
Both Batman: Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3 certainly aren’t slouches in the graphics department, and the added boost of DX12 optimisation and effects should mean they look better than ever on PCs.
“The most exciting part of Windows 10 for gamers is the introduction of DirectX 12,” wrote MSI. “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.”
Neither Microsoft nor CD Projekt RED or Rocksteady have commented on the possibility of DirectX 12 integration in their titles, but it seems MSI might know more than everyone else has let on.
DirectX 12 will be packaged in along with Windows 10, which is rumoured to be launching in July - or at least that’s what AMD reckon. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt hits store shelves on May 19th, while Batman: Arkham Knight swoops in on June 23rd. Both land some time before Windows 10 arrives, so an update further down the line is definitely within the realms of possibility.