Part 2 of the Technology of Dragon Age II series is up on the Bioware blog. This series discusses the technological improvements in the game as well as what high end PC users can expect in the form of shiny doo-dads.
We can debate the merits of the new game’s design, and Todd is going to be posting heavily on DA2 this week (right Todd?) but the new tech looks rather impressive and this is worth a read.
“One of the major goals of the team was to make the game look great on all platforms. Having accomplished that, we started researching what additional features we can offer to our users that have invested on higher end PC hardware. The latest PC GPUs that have been recently released on the market are very powerful. DirectX 11 technology is a great way for us to target this advanced GPU hardware, as DirectX 11 is fully backwards compatible with DirectX 10. So if you have a video card that supports DirectX 10, DirectX 10.1 or DirectX 11, and Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7, you’ll be able to benefit from additional technology features as described in this post.”