Rise of the Tomb Raider Was Running in DirectX 12 at Microsoft Xbox Showcase, Patch Incoming

Earlier today, Microsoft released a new set of screenshots for Rise of the Tomb Raider. According to the company, these were from the Windows 10 version of the game. And while this is a hint at the upcoming DX12 patch that has been rumoured for a while, Microsoft went one step further and confirmed that Rise of the Tomb Raider was running in DX12 at its Xbox Showcase Media Event.

As Microsoft confirmed:

“DirectX 12 Showcase: Rise of the Tomb Raider, Ashes of the Singularity, King of Wushu – Square Enix, Snail, and Stardock showcased their latest DirectX 12 enhancements for Rise of the Tomb Raider, King of Wushu, and Ashes of the Singularity on Origin PCs, iBUYPOWER Revolt 2, and Maingear PCs. Ashes of the Singularity is taking advantage the DirectX 12 multi-adapter technology, allowing PCs to use multiple GPUs, even from different manufacturers. Rise of the Tomb Raider was playable for the first time at the Xbox Spring Showcase running DirectX 12.”

Nixxes and Crystal Dynamics have not stated anything yet about this DX12 patch but our guess is that it will be coming really soon. Unfortunately, Microsoft did not reveal any additional information about it, so we don’t know whether this DX12 patch will offer a performance boost or whether it will feature NVIDIA’s VXAO tech.

Stay tuned for more!

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