Ray Davis, General Manager at Epic Games, during an interview with GamingBolt, explains the benefits of using DirectX 12 along with Unreal Engine 4.
Regarding how Unreal Engine 4 will help developers to get the most out of the upcoming DirectX 12, Davis states:
“The most intriguing aspect of DirectX 12 to me is the notion that it’s a concerted effort to remove as much cruft from between the developer and the hardware itself, which means out of the box we’re able to immediately do more for free, essentially,”
“Microsoft has done a great job with the updates, and it’s also worth mentioning that they’ve been a great partner in soliciting feedback from the developers to help guide the future design. Hopefully we’ll see the official launch soon so players can start seeing the benefits firsthand!”
Davis continues to explain the possible benefits that DX12 along with Unreal Engine 4 could bring to games development on the Xbox One:
“Unreal Engine 4 already does a great job of showcasing what the Xbox One is capable of and with the advent of DirectX 12 we’re excited to see developers squeezing even more out of the hardware. Several internal Microsoft teams are using UE4 for games development so it’s made it incredibly easy to closely partner with them and to ensure that Unreal Engine is a great development tool for the broader Microsoft ecosystem.”
Xbox One is clearly leading the way in exclusives with Halo 5: Guardians, Forza Motorsport 6 and The Rise of The Tomb Raider. Even more exclusives are on the way, as Graeme Boyd, social marketing manager at Xbox, has revealed in an interview with gamer2gamerevolved that there are more exclusives besides the ones that are already announced.
Boyd admitted that Halo 5 is hugely important to Microsoft but there's much more besides Fable Legends, Quantum Break and Rise of The Tomb Raider.
“Absolutely. As you can imagine, Halo is a huge deal for us at Xbox and I can’t wait to see where Master Chief’s story is going in Halo 5. If you’ve been following the #HuntTheTruth stuff there’s some really interesting stuff going down, and I think we’ll really need to question our understanding of Chief as a character and the relationship we’ve all had with him over the last 15 years.
“I think the new direction 343 are taking there feels fresh and new and exciting but still distinctly Halo, so I’m really excited to see and play more of that.”
“But the most exciting thing for me is that Halo 5 is just one exclusive Xbox One title still to come. We’ve also got Forza 6 on the horizon, Fable Legends, Quantum Break, and lots more to come – and don’t forget that Xbox One is the only place you can play the new Tomb Raider this year. That – plus all the big third-party titles – means it’s a brilliant time to be an Xbox gamer.”
Phil Spencer has confirmed that they will be showing a new IP at E3 2015, but everything indicates that there would be quite a few surprises, and possibly more than one new IP. Phil Spencer will also be present at the PC Gaming Show at E3 2015 to discuss Windows 10 and DX12.
Microsoft's E3 press conference gets underway at 5:30pm on June 15, with the show beginning one day later on June 16. We will bring you any new information from Microsoft and E3 2015 as soon as it becomes available.