MS is making DirectX 12 titles Store-only!

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  1. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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  2. SpeedDream

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    let's see after profits drop sharply when no gamer, specially hardcore gamers with 3000 bucks alienware setups want that and buy opengl or vulkan games or else goes straight to ps4
     
  3. LiteOS

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    Ok but it just MS not rest of companies
    which ok just ms will suffer from this decision
     
  4. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    I don't realy care about microsoft games they produce crappy games so guess what Thx for the info :D
     
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  5. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    No, this is not just for MS games. This is for ALL DirectX 12 titles!
     
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  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I don't think so!! It would be against any normal business practice and rules. Microsoft could only do that, if Microsoft has taken over the related power from the developer and I hardly believe that would be for all of those products/developments of the new DirectX 12 Titles!
     
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  7. Gharlane00

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    Given that the article references titles from inside the store or outside in the last paragraph, I am calling bulls**t.
     
  8. Garbellano

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    there is ANY reason to do that STUPID MOVE?!.
     
  9. sevenacids

    sevenacids MDL Addicted

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    What kind of nonsense is that? Just have a look at the DirectX 12 programming reference on MSDN, or the corresponding samples on GitHub. There is no mention that you can make use of these interfaces only on UWP apps. You can still build DirectX 12 Desktop (Win32) applications and distribute it the way you want - what's the big deal?
     
  10. WaltC

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    This is a classic example of why it isn't sound policy to believe everything you read on the Internet.

    Microsoft has no legal mechanism by which it may control where third-party game developers sell their games...;) Remember that Microsoft's share of the gaming marketplace is teeny tiny. I suppose that if it wanted to Microsoft could restrict the sale of all Microsoft-developed games to the Windows store, but that would be a negligible fraction of the total games market and Microsoft would be limiting the number of copies it could sell of its own games by a large number. Using the d3d12 API to develop a game or a game engine in no way entitles Microsoft to decide where such third-party games may be sold--has nothing to do with that, in fact.
     
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  11. Gharlane00

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    That is the kind of anti competitive behavior that the EU courts especially get really excited about.
     
  12. d1glow

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    Developers will still be able to incorporate the DirectX 12 code into their win32 apps without having to use the store...
     
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  13. Bat.1

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    After reading the reviews for Gears of War Ultimate Edition PC, maybe all the Developers are fighting to get their games Win 10 Store Exclusive :eek:
     
  14. iFlaX

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    Most game developers are probably staying away from Win 10 Store, Gears of War Ultimate Edition is a disaster on PC from what i've read and besides big future titles like Battlefield, call of duty and any other big ass titles will probably be using DX12 and these games will never show up in Windows Store.
     
  15. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    For me it's Steam or nothing. I also wait for reviews. Nobody can be trusted lately.

    The Gears of War remake is the 1st in a long line of bullcrap.
     
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  16. Wishbringer

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    At moment first DX12-game "Ashes of the singularity" is Steam and GoG only...
    And not in MS-Store!
     
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  19. dmex

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    That thread is nothing but garbage. I can download DX12 samples from Microsoft, compile them and run DX12 on my desktop without anything related to the Windows Store. :confused:

    MSDN list of samples:
    msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/mt186624.aspx

    Store App samples:
    github.com/Microsoft/DirectX-Graphics-Samples/tree/master/Samples/UWP

    Desktop samples:
    github.com/Microsoft/DirectX-Graphics-Samples/tree/master/Samples/Desktop


    You review the entire source-code and see there is nothing Windows Store related, Here is DX12 running on my desktop:
    i.imgur.com/AZNSsdI.png

    Here are the process properties:
    i.imgur.com/byJqXzA.png

    DX12 is not restricted to the Windows Store. :confused: