Swedish game engine developer BitSquid and game developer Fatshark have announced "StoneGiant", a tech demo that showcases the power of DirectX 11. The public StoneGiant demo is expected to be released within a week or two.
StoneGiant allows consumers to test the overall performance of their consumer-based GPUs. Based on the BitSquid Tech, StoneGiant has primarily been used to test the tools and technology in a real-world production environment with the talented artists of Fatshark. Starting today, press can request to download the beta version of StoneGiant (contact firstname.lastname@example.org), with the public StoneGiant demo expected to be released in two weeks.
"With DX11 hardware becoming more readily available, we decided now would be a good time to highlight the advanced features of our engine, including DX11 and tessellation support", said Tobias Persson, Lead Engineer at BitSquid. "Tessellation adds an awful lot to the visual fidelity of the scene and is something that consumers can readily see for themselves. We are looking forward to seeing how games will take advantage of our engine."
BitSquid Tech is available for licensing soon for the PC, with PS3 and Xbox360 versions available by Q3 of 2010.