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Earlier this month, Microsoft released its much-awaited DirectStorage API to PC game developers. The Redmond giant says the technology — which was first implemented for the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S consoles — will soon bring the same benefits to PCs equipped with fast solid-state storage.

Specifically, DirectStorage will take advantage of the great internal parallelism of modern storage devices to enable lightning-fast loading times, seamless in-game transitions, more expansive and detailed worlds, and even features like Quick Resume. In other words, we should see fewer texture pop-ins, shorter interruptions when navigating game worlds, and more lifelike graphics in future games.

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Earlier this month, Microsoft released its much-awaited DirectStorage API to PC game developers. The Redmond giant says the technology — which was first implemented for the Xbox...

 

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22 hours ago, UltraMega said:
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Earlier this month, Microsoft released its much-awaited DirectStorage API to PC game developers. The Redmond giant says the technology — which was first implemented for the Xbox...

 

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Is coding the API and/or the other software to interact with said API too much trouble for a gaming oriented something like the SSG to ever be "worth it"?

 

 

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In comparing Windows 10 vs 11, was I correct in thinking you need 11 to take advantage of this as it rolls out in games?

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In comparing Windows 10 vs 11, was I correct in thinking you need 11 to take advantage of this as it rolls out in games?

 

 "DirectStorage is compatible with Windows 10 devices, but..." 

 

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Starting today, Windows games can ship with DirectStorage. This public SDK release begins a new era of fast load times and detailed worlds in PC games by allowing developers to more fully utilize the speed of the...

 

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Im really looking forward to this. Was the main reason I jumped to Win 11 as originally they only mention Direct Storage coming to 11 but good to see 10 will also see some love.

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