Final Fantasy XIV Looks Even More Impressive With DirectX 11; New Benchmark Coming This Month

Final Fantasy XIV Looks Even More Impressive With DirectX 11; New Benchmark Coming This Month

In a new developers blog post, for now available only in Japanese, the Final Fantasy XIV: a Realm Reborn development team showcased the difference between the current DirectX 9 client and the new DirectX 11 one that will come with the expansion Heavensward on June 23rd.

You can see the difference below. DirectX 11 is on top and DirectX 9 is below it.

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It’s easily noticeable that shadows are much more dramatic in DirectX 11, and shiny surfaces now show lovely reflections.

If you’re wondering how this will run on your PC, a band new benchmark will be released later this month.