Originally Posted by BizzareRide
DX11 games have been on the market for 18-24 months now.
From top of my head I can remember only one game that does not have a DX 9 mode, which is Shattered Horizon. I can play Metro 2033, Crysis with its expansions, etc etc just fine on a DX 9 card. So I would argue that there is substantial difference between a "DX 11 game being out" and a game that requires DX 11 to run at all. Now I'm sure that eventually there will be some awesome hit game that requires DX 11.1 to run and there will me much lamentation and upgrading to Windows 8, however, that day does not seem to be today.
For reference - a screenshot of Steam Hardware survey taken just couple of minutes ago. As you can see there is approx 40% computers which run Steam that actually cant run DX 11 only stuff - in my opinion this is far too great market share for developers to ignore and as such I can believe perhaps DX 10 or DX 10.1 to be the baseline but I dont think I will see a game in near years which runs only and only on DX 11.1 (unless its a Metro game ofc)Edited by Carniflex - 11/12/12 at 1:36am