As PC Games Hardware reports, Codemasters’ upcoming F1 2010 title won’t be using DirectX 11 features for the title’s PC version but will ship with DirectX 9instead.
According to the magazine, the reason behind that is the additional development time needed to implement DirectX 11 features into the PC version, a problem that already caused the PC version of DiRT 2 to be released three months after the console versions hit the shelves. Since F1 2010 will have a simultaneous release on all platforms, the developers decided to drop DirectX 11 for the initial release.
That does not mean that PC Gamers will be missing out on spectacular DirectX 11 effects completely as Codemasters will be releasing a DirectX 11 patch at a later date.
In related news, IGN has published a very interesting final preview article of F1 2010, praising the title’s sounds, AI, weather effects and more.
Following their maiden Formula One title that was released only for the Playstation Portable and the Nintendo Wii, Codemasters will be bringing the 2010 Formula One season to the PC, the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3. F1 2010 has been confirmed to be released September 24.