Company of Heroes 2 screenshots reveal DirectX 11 features

Got yourself a big shiny DirectX 11 video card, have you, but furious that few games seem to do much with it? You'll be pleased to hear that Company of Heroes 2 dabbles in DX11 for a few shiny effects, then, shown off by publisher THQ in a trio of new screenshots from Relic's WW2 RTS.

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Got yourself a big shiny DirectX 11 video card, have you, but furious that few games seem to do much with it? You'll be pleased to hear that Company of Heroes 2 dabbles in DX11 for a few shiny effects, then, shown off by publisher THQ in a trio of new screenshots from Relic's RTS. "Company of Heroes 2 has full DirectX 11 support!" a post on the CoH 2 Facebook page excitedly exclaims. "Essence Engine 3 has full support of DX11 hardware tessellation. What that means is groundbreaking graphics in CoH2, including snow that has true deforming depth when units walk or roll over it." Company of Heroes 2 is due on PC in early 2013 but given THQ's financial woes, who knows what'll happen? Work goes on, though. Check out our recent multiplayer preview to see how things are shaping up. Now, examine every pixel of these three new DX11 screens for evidence:

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    December 21, 2012 8:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Company of Heroes 2 screenshots reveal DirectX 11 features.

    Got yourself a big shiny DirectX 11 video card, have you, but furious that few games seem to do much with it? You'll be pleased to hear that Company of Heroes 2 dabbles in DX11 for a few shiny effects, then, shown off by publisher THQ in a trio of new screenshots from Relic's WW2 RTS.

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      December 21, 2012 4:27 PM

      Of course it does, because it will take COH 1's place as the finest RTS. The first one was also one of the first games to dabble in D10 and it still looks fantastic.

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        December 21, 2012 4:33 PM

        coh2 is so confusing after playing sc2 so long

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          December 22, 2012 1:12 AM

          How have you even played COH2 if the beta starts in 2013?

          What do you mean by "confusing"?

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            December 22, 2012 1:26 AM

            He means it's confusing how Relic went from the very top of RTS making (CoH1) to the sad state they are at now.

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              December 22, 2012 3:27 PM

              nah, that's not what I meant :)
              Though, CoH is topped only by war3

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            December 22, 2012 3:27 PM

            I got in the alpha stress test.
            I am confused as when to build, the specific moves (taking cover), hotkeys etc

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      December 22, 2012 3:07 AM

      Glad to see they stuck with the realistic combat ranges...

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        December 26, 2012 5:18 PM

        COH is still the best, and even moreso now with the Blitzkrieg mod. CAN NOT wait for 2

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