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[GEARNUKE]Principal Technical Director at Activision says: “We’ll have to support AMD’s Mantle API”

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Source:http://gearnuke.com/principal-technical-director-activision-says-well-support-amds-mantle/

Last week AMD took the world by surprise when it announced an API named “Mantle” that will help developers port the GCN architecture using low-level high-performance drivers. This move will help the developers to port the optimized versions of the game on consoles to PC.

AMD partnered up with EA to show Battlefield 4 and that Battlefield 4 will be the first among the titles to use Mantle API. Activision caught word of it, Wade Brainerd, Prinicpal Technical Director at Activision in a recent tweet said that they’ll “have to support” Mantle but wishes it was an OpenGL Extension.


Read on how AMD’s Mantle API maybe a direct copy of Xbox One’s low-level API.
Activision is the publisher for the famous Call Of Duty series which is the main rival for EA’s Battlefield series. It is good to know that many are supporting AMD’s Mantle API more and more which will result in astonishing looking titles across both major platforms i.e. Consoles and the PC.
post #2 of 18

aw. poor cod developers forced to step up.

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I'm not exactly sure what he means by "have to" but if he means that in order to stay competitive with BF4 in terms of fps, resources used and graphics horsepower, that they have to use Mantle, well I don't really know what to say, this guy sounds like a whining child.
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Not sure why they would have to support this when a gtx 460 can max out almost every COD game
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post #5 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by y2kcamaross View Post

Not sure why they would have to support this when a gtx 460 can max out almost every COD game
This.

Their games aren't exactly demanding like the BF series.

Still this is nice to see other devs talking about supporting it.
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I think he's just dissapointed that they can't copy paste the code from cod4 for the 68th time... Lol.
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Didn't they say there wouldn't be a direct x 12? If not then I can see why AMD is putting out the Mantle api. Hopefully it will work great. ( at least good)
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post #8 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Yvese View Post

This.

Their games aren't exactly demanding like the BF series.

Still this is nice to see other devs talking about supporting it.

Hope CryENGINE and UE 4 can also support Mantle smile.gif
post #9 of 18

That is interesting considering they partnered with NV for the upcoming CoD Ghosts title on PC.  

 

Perhaps even more interesting is that it would require the dev team to update their IW engine.  (JK, I know they update it all the time).

post #10 of 18
Why don't they say, ''enough is enough ! lets abandon this DX son of overhead and make Games for OpenGL and Mantle only''. Nvidia is almost doing perfect in Open GL since 90's. Open GL also contains everything that DX can do. I've read somewhere in stackoverflow that most Open GL codes directly runs on Nvidia GPU's register. This must be the maximum efficiency. No one will get hurt, both Nvidia and AMD will be fine and competing like they had been doing till now.
At least I can hope redface.gif I just want utopia with minimum chaos !
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