does this mean games will be look and play better then? I have not got a clue about stuff like this. will it be on the XB1? if anyone can be bothered to give me a brief idiots guide, i'll be interested / greatfull.
I'm an idiot myself when it comes to this stuff. But from what I understand new DirectX software and hardware that supports it allow for better looking & new effects in games. So better looking games.
You do need hardware that supports it, so PC gamers will have to get a DX12 graphics card that supports it and Xbone and PS4 have graphics cards that support DX11 (or 11.2) so won't be able to do those effects or at least not to the full extent.
thanks dude, i wonder if Xone could be updated via teh cloud?
You're welcome, and no :P
But PCs have always received new DirectX updates and effects during console's lifetimes. And it has never been a problem for consoles to emulate those effects on weaker hardware or make games look better in a different way. Don't ask me how though, that is where my knowledge ends haha :p