So a user over at Avsim, who is a reliable user when it comes to information and news on MSFS, is saying DirectX 12 is scheduled to be released for the PC version of MSFS for Sim Update 5. And Sim Update 5 is supposed to be released on July 27th for PC. This means PC will get the DirectX 12 version of MSFS by July 27.
Yes. You can discern it from the fact that it was clearly stated that Xbox and PC versions are completely identical (hence both must be DX12) and that the Xbox version will go online on the same day as SU5.
Oh yes, logically, it would be weird if Sim Update 5 ran DirectX 11 on PC while the X-Box version ran on DirectX 12.
However, the community has been asking for a long time when DirectX 12 would come to the PC version of MSFS. And it was a question that was submitted again for the last Twitch Q&A that got 39 votes.
I find it weird that Microsoft/Asobo haven’t explicitly stated that Sim Update 5 would support DirectX 12 on PC. Maybe they forgot when they wrote the Development Update yesterday? All it takes is a simple, “Yes, DirectX 12 will be deployed to PC with Sim Update 5” from Jane or another Microsoft/Asobo rep.
I link to the actual statement by Microsoft/Asobo would be nice, if Microsoft/Asobo did explicitly declare this.
Well, the original intent of the thread was to see where the user from AVSIM (ChaoticBeauty) got the source that Sim Update 12 for PC would include DirectX 12. ChaoticBeauty is generally very accurate with the news/information that he/she shares, so I consider him/her to be a reliable poster. Seeing that this thread has been posted for some time and a lot of people here in the forums have looked at it but no source has been cited yet, I don’t think there is such a source (but maybe ChaoticBeauty can surprise us all).
Actually, I don’t really mind waiting until July 27th to find out. I just thought that if ChaoticBeauty has seen a source, maybe someone else here has seen the same source. But if there is no source, then yeah, it’s not a big deal to wait until July 27th.
I saw the post that Jane liked and the original post by Jane where she wrote:
Our Dev Q&A on June 30th will address both Xbox and PC Improvements coming with this update, and I’m sure DX12 will be a hot topic!
My interpretation of Jane’s like is that Microsoft/Asobo would address the issue of DirectX at the June 30th Twitch Q&A. Anyways, it’s just another 12 days and we’ll probably get an official answer on June 30th. It’s not a long wait so not a big deal.