notes that a Funcom press release about this week's launch of
Age of Conan
contains a less-than-prominent note that the DirectX 10
edition of the MMORPG will be delayed, which is apparently great news for
DirectX 10 fans according to the spin:
As Microsoft’s DirectX 10 is
undoubtedly the future of PC gaming, Funcom has decided to ship only the DirectX
9 version at launch, giving the team more time to focus on building a DirectX 10
version worthy of Microsoft’s great vision for the future of PC gaming. This
postponement will let Funcom include even more features in the DirectX 10
version of Age of Conan than originally planned.
The DirectX 10 version will be premiered at the German Games Convention in
Leipzig, Germany, August 20 – 24, 2008. A special preview showing off the
advanced graphics made possible by DirectX 10 technology will be unveiled this
summer at nVidia’s NVISION event in San Jose, California, August 25 – 27, 2008.