Why aren't more games supporting Vulkan ?



  • Hello Allies.

    I was was thinking why aren't more games supporting Vulkan ? Its open sourced and it supports many different OS, Windows, Linux, OSX. DirectX 12 only supports windows.

    Vuikan, DX12



  • The short answer is support and install base. There are a lot of Windows systems with Nvidia graphics cards out there, so DX is pretty ubiquitous.

    I don't know exactly how the business works, but I would think being open source could hurt a product, if only because it might mean there's less support for it. When you pay an organization for their software, you get a certain amount to technical expertise when problems come up. When it's "open" and you're not paying for it, you're also not paying for support, which might make implementation more difficult.