Shroud of the Avatar Drops DX9 Support Due To Issues
According to the official forums of Shroud of the Avatar, it’s time to say goodbye to DX9. The API collection is now being removed for DX9 for SOTA. This is due to issues and will no longer be supported in later builds.
What’s more, according to Portalarium, DX9 is hindering development and stability. Starting with Release 42, SOTA is discontinuing it and DX11 will be the core version. They are also looking into the possibility of DX12 in the near future.
As for everyone worried this might affect you, here’s a quote off the post.
“This update most likely will not affect any of you. If you have a system that runs old operating systems like Windows 98 (DX9), or video cards that do not support DX11+ at all, then the game is not going to run well (or likely at all) anyway. If you wish to still play, we highly recommend upgrading your system to support a DX11+ video card and operating system.”
Therefore, playing running semi-modern systems won’t have to worry. If you’re gaming rig is beyond old then you might struggle as older cards will rely on DX9 a lot. It’s still no cause for concern as DX11 and above will actually improve performances anyway for 64bit systems. To learn more, head on over the official forums where the announcement appears through this link here. If you haven not read our review of Shroud of the Avatar, check it out here.