Microsoft announced the much-awaited Windows 11 earlier this month. The company had released a list of special features that Windows 11 would bring for the gaming community.
One of the most loved features was DirectStorage. This feature was recently released for the latest Xbox consoles, Xbox Series S and Series X and other consoles based on the Xbox velocity architecture.
With the launch of Windows 11 the company had announced that it will bring the DirectStorage feature to the operating systems as well as to the upcoming version of Windows. However, the company has now announced that Windows 10 will also get the much-awaited feature.
In a blog published earlier, Sarah Bond, VP, Microsoft Gaming, stated that the DirectStorage feature will only be available with Windows 11. However, a recent DirectX Developer blog post states that the developer preview of the DirectStorage application will be available on Windows 10. Furthermore, Product Manager, Hassan Uraizee, says that the software development kit (SDK) will be compatible with Windows 10, versions 1909 and up.
“Microsoft is committed in ensuring that when game developers adopt a new API, they can reach as many gamers as possible. As such, games built against the DirectStorage SDK will be compatible with Windows 10, version 1909 and up; the same as the DirectX 12 Agility SDK,” added Uraizee in the blog post.
The DirectStorage feature enhances the data processing activity and uses modern storage hardware technology. Overall the DirectStorage feature reduces the loading time considerably and offers a more enhanced game world along with improving game textures for a seamless gaming experience.
“We’re super excited to see what the future holds and are committed to working with studios to bring DirectStorage enabled gaming experiences to gamers everywhere,” says Uraizee.
Amarylisa Gonsalves is a Content Writer at Gutshot Magazine. Advancing from a marketing background, she found her calling in writing. She takes delight in exploring genres and is a curious learner. Patient and ambivert, she believes in letting her work speak for itself. Apart from content writing, she finds solace in writing poetry by manifesting herself through words. Additionally, she adores indulging in drawing and DIY crafts.
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