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[bit-tech] Age of Conan DX10 delayed

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Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures has been doing pretty well for itself lately. Not only did the standard pre-order completely sell out, but the Collectors Edition version sold out too. In fact, publisher Funcom even printed some extra pre-order discs to cover demand, but the game still sold out.

But it isn't all good news.

According to a press release from Funcom which boasts about how fast the pre-orders have sold, the DirectX 10 version of Hyborian Adventure has been delayed - and it's a significant delay at that.

"While Funcom is thrilled with the early success of Age of Conan, and proud of the game launching this week, the company regrets to inform gamers that the DirectX 10 version of the game will not ship with the initial launch. As Microsoft's DirectX 10 is undoubtedly the future of PC gaming, Funcom has decided to ship only the DirectX 9 version at launch," said the press release.

Apparently Funcom thinks that the DirectX 10 version of the game isn't quite ready yet and they'll need a little extra time to "focus on building a DirectX 10 version worthy of Microsoft's great vision for the future of PC gaming."

The DirectX 10 version of the Age of Conan MMO will now be unveiled at the Leipzig Games Convention this August, though on the plus side Funcom says the DirectX 10 version will include even more features than planned

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Is the difference between DX9 and 10 really noticeable, though? I mean, In other games there might be a few to no differences at all between the two versions.
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Wait theres a DX9 and DX10 Version? Or is there a patch either way it doesent really matter that much at first.
    
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You still play on same servers just you get more eyecandy I guess
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This is not really that big of a deal..

Honestly i would rather have a really solid dx9 game than have a unfinished dx10 game.. at least they are shooting for 2 months on the dx10 upgrade.. and in the grand scheme of MMO lifecycles.. THAT IS NOTHIN' !!

So... now i just have to wait to get off work to get my copy of AoC !!!!!!
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My Best Buy had 20 copies on display this morning if anyone can't find one.
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I wonder how big this dx10 patch will be ? you aren't going to notice a big difference in terms of how better it looks. I don't think any game could even match the quality of crysis in the next 3-4 years easily. Thats game is soo uber that it will take years for other developers to reach that sort of near photorealism.
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BIG SURPRISE FUNCOM. You should also work on fixing broken quests and class feats before release too!
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