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#1 Nov 21 2009 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Do you guys think DirectX11 will possibly be required for FFXIV?
#2 Nov 21 2009 at 5:52 PM Rating: Default
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I'll have to find the quote but SE said in an interview 14 will be designed so that max settings would only be attainable by systems 4-6 years down the road.

I'm assuming with that, they will at least code it to be upgradable DirectX wise and since it's being made for Vista/7 it should be using 10.1 I believe. 11 isn't that much of change from 10.1.
Like Final Fantasy XI, the game specs will be extremely high for the time, but in about 5 years, an average machine can run it on max settings with little to no issues. Tanaka also expressed interest in making a benchmark program available.

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#3 Nov 21 2009 at 5:55 PM Rating: Good
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I believe in a recent interview they said that FFXIV will be developed with DX9 in mind.

Right under, "The Specs" in bold.
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#4 Nov 21 2009 at 7:51 PM Rating: Good
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No, it wont be required.

Right now, the game is being developed with DirectX 9 in mind. They looked into DirectX 10 and the machines currently available on the market as well. In the end, they decided that DirectX 9 was the best choice.


It's actually kind of silly to even ask that since dx 11 video cards are just now starting to roll out.
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