It will make DirectX 10 games to work on Windows XP. And games such as the upcoming Crysis won't work on the existing DirectX 9.0 c. they need a DirectX 9.0 L
One of the biggest issues is the fact that Nvidia or ATI won't have any mainstream or entry-level cards until at least mid- to end of Q1 2007. This suggests that if Vista tips up around the beginning of the year, gamers will be turned off by it.
DirectX 9.0L = DirectX 10 for Windows XP
Posted on Monday, Oct 16 2006 @ 14:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck