The presenter was able to run through the scene manually and adjust various settings like lighting on-the-fly. We’re told that there are over 63 million polygons per scene which is roughly six to 12 times more than is possible in DirectX 11. Perhaps most impressive is the hair as every single strand is being rendered in real-time.
Keep in mind, however, that this is just a tech demo and it’s running on a very high-end system. Even still, it gives a glimpse into the future of PC gaming which has already come a very long way in a relatively short amount of time.
Over time, we’ll reach a point where this sort of performance is possible via a single, affordable graphics card. But for now, all we can do is dream.
- Square Enix DirectX 12 Tech Demo Released (rwrant.co.za)
- First DX12 CryEngine Tech Demo Revealed (eteknix.com)
- Final Fantasy XV demo hints at PC version in the works (ibtimes.co.uk)
- Square Enix challenges the uncanny valley in DirectX 12 demo (eurogamer.net)