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A bit of Croteam news to start the day with and there's multiple interesting items to go over in regards to their games.

I love how active Croteam are with their community, they're constantly replying to all sorts of random questions from players of their games. Thanks to this, we've been able to learn a few things about their plans.

Firstly, their fantastic puzzle game The Talos Principle is going to be moving over to their newer Fusion engine, they said it will be "Hopefully very soon". The VR version is actually already on it, so that's not surprising.

In response to another question posted in that same Steam thread, a user asked about DX11 and OpenGL being removed from their games, to which they said "2) Yes, OpenGL sooner, DX11 later.", so they're going all-in with Vulkan and DX12. You might remember they were originally going Vulkan-only (or at least, that's how it seemed), but DX12 gave them Xbox One compatibility.

Finally, as a little teaser and again in response to another user question about Serious Sam 4 they said "Why do you think we are doing all this - adding those things to the engine, improving stuff, etc - in the first place?".

Personally, I'm quite excited by Serious Sam 4! Having another quality FPS on Linux that uses Vulkan is going to be great, although it's likely still quite some time away from any kind of release.

Thanks for the tip mphuZ!

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Mblackwell 7 January 2018 at 3:04 am UTC
Correct, besides the fact that is has one liners the gameplay is pretty much completely dissimilar to Duke Nukem 3D.
ison111 7 January 2018 at 11:19 am UTC
I finally started replaying BFE with Vulkan enabled today and the performance gains for me are spectacular on my old hardware. I guess that's the true power of Vulkan when it's given proper attention rather than treated as a secondary API.
Can't wait for SS4
tuubi 7 January 2018 at 8:51 pm UTC
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GuestI've been having The Talos Principal setting in my wishlist forever. I'm gonna try to grab it on the next Steam sale.
It's -80% on Steam until the 15th of January.
tuubi 8 January 2018 at 7:18 am UTC
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GuestI've been having The Talos Principal setting in my wishlist forever. I'm gonna try to grab it on the next Steam sale.
It's -80% on Steam until the 15th of January.

I know. But I'm broke for the rest of this month thanks to the plumbers when we had frozen pipes. I'm sadly gonna have to wait on it.
I know the feeling. My wishlist is endless for a reason.

The game definitely deserves to be played though. If you enjoy puzzles and/or philosophy, you will most likely get a lot out of the game.
Hori 9 January 2018 at 3:23 pm UTC
I wonder, is Xbox compatibility the only reason to use DX12, or is there more to it?
And how come Vulkan isn't compatible with Xbox? Is Microsoft blocking it (I image they do)? Or is there something more to it?
ageres 9 January 2018 at 4:24 pm UTC
I heard Microsoft forces developers to use mandatory DX12 for XOne.
Shmerl 9 January 2018 at 4:44 pm UTC
ageresI heard Microsoft forces developers to use mandatory DX12 for XOne.

Same as Sony forces to use their lock-in for PS. Add Apple to the same garbage behavior.
edo 10 January 2018 at 4:45 pm UTC
ageresI heard Microsoft forces developers to use mandatory DX12 for XOne.

you can use dx11 on xbox 11 but croteam are low-level apis lovers so they went the dx12 way expecting to deprecate dx11 on their engine soon (and opengl)
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