Final yr, Microsoft annouced the DirectStorage API for Home windows – a system constructed to maximise the efficiency of contemporary SSDs. Very like the Xbox Velocity Structure featured in Xbox Sequence consoles, the DirectStorage API will assist builders to craft larger worlds and shorten loading occasions by a major diploma.
Microsoft has now launched the DirectStorage API for builders. As introduced in an official weblog submit, a public SDK (Software program Improvement Package) is now obtainable for all builders to combine this know-how into their video games. Whereas DirectStorage API can be supported on Home windows 10, Microsoft recommends gamers to improve to Home windows 11 (which is free) to make one of the best use of this know-how.
After all, followers will nonetheless have to attend a bit earlier than the know-how begins popping up in trendy AAA video games. Luminous Productions’ upcoming Forspoken is among the very first video games confirmed to be supporting DirectStorage API – learn extra on that by right here.