The Diablo 4 Datamine Shows Support for an Amazing PC Gaming Feature


Blizzard’s latest game, Diablo 4, may get a new Microsoft DirectStorage feature that can significantly reduce loading time during gameplay.

The beta version of the upcoming role-playing game Diablo 4 from Blizzard has come to an end, and fans of the game are seriously thinking. Almost everything will be sifted and scrutinized, while the beta files will remain in their systems.

These intrepid data collectors actually discovered that the beta files already have not only the previously announced DLSS 3 support, but also DirectStorage.

DirectStorage is a new Microsoft software that connects to the rest of the PC to help the NVMe SSD reduce the loading time of games. Although it was assumed that this was the reason for the poor performance of the PC version of Forspoken, it was soon refuted.

Microsoft and Sony are currently using similar technologies on the Xbox Series X, S and PS5 to better take advantage of SSDs inside consoles.

Although it could still be upgraded, the version found in the beta files was 1.0.2, which lags behind the achievements that 1.1 brings. DirectStorage 1.1 can significantly speed up the loading of Diablo by using a graphics card to unpack files on the go.

Diablo 4 is the second DirectStorage-enabled game.

Although The Witcher 3 will receive DirectStorage support later in 2023, Diablo 4 will be the second game to support it on PC. It depends on whether Blizzard plans to implement this, and it’s not just leftover files from a previous build of the game.

DirectStorage has not yet been widely adopted, as the technology is still in its infancy. As soon as major players like Blizzard hopefully adopt this software, we should start to see download times being reduced across the board.

Diablo 4 will be released on June 6 and will be available on all major consoles except the Nintendo Switch. We also looked at how to launch the game on Steam Deck.


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