DOOM launches support for the Vulkan API on Windows PC
DOOM does not have #official Linux support, but the latest entry in the series from #idSoftware was #released a few weeks ago Windows PC and consoles. Performing well across all formats, but today Windows PC players can expect to see an even better performance thanks to the introduction of Vulkan support. Which can also be applied to Linux, even though DOOM is only playable using WINE, similar features should apply.
The news post published on Bethesda’s Official website, id Software’s Robert Duffy has confirmed that DOOM Vulkan support is now live for Windows PC. And it has also been confirmed that some older GPU’s will now be able to play the game at decent framerates. Also that there could be some issues, despite testing, since this is the first triple A game using brand new API.
“When we were looking to adopt Vulkan for DOOM, the main question we asked ourselves was: “What’s the gamer benefit?” Ultimately the biggest benefit will be high framerates. There are a number of game-focused reasons super-high framerates matter, but primarily its movement and player feel. The game just feels amazing running that fast, so we made it a priority to try to really exploit the available hardware on PC.
We also anticipate some older GPUs will now be able to play the game at good framerates. We hope the range of GPU support widens with additional game and driver updates. That said, this is the first time a triple-A game is releasing on a brand-new API and brand-new drivers so there may be a few bumps, but our testing is showing really great performance and stability.”
DOOM is now available in all regions on Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Hopefully we will have more positive news regarding Linux support coming to id Software’s popular first person game. as soon as possible, so stay tuned for all the latest news.