Codemasters has announced the PC version of Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will be delayed.The PC version of the rally sequel will now be released in December in order to take advantage of DirectX 11, due for release with Windows 7 on 22 October.The graphics software will be included in Windows 7 and can also be downloaded as an update for Vista. DirectX 11-compatible video cards are expected to ship in the second half of this year.Players can expect DirectX 11 support to improve the appearance of water, crowds, depth of field effects, shadows and more.“While the console editions of Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will retain their September ship date, we believe that the DirectX 11 feature set is too compelling to ignore, especially considering how much more it can add to the visual experience for PC gamers,” said Codemasters’ Bryan Marhall.“As a leader in digital racing entertainment, we are staying ahead of the pack by immediately taking advantage of key new technologies such as hardware tessellation, multi-threading and Shader Model 5.0 to deliver the most realistic, immersive and exhilarating racing experiences in the business. The fusion of DirectX 11 with Codemasters’ EGO™ Engine will raise the technical bar considerably in the racing genre.”Check out two new screens from the game, released today.
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