Lord of the Rings Online First MMORPG to Support DirectX 10/NVIDIA GeForce

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Turbine has announced that Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar has followed it’s triumph as Game of the Year for 2007 by becoming the first MMO to support DirectX 10 graphics and NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors. Vista players can experience Middle-earth like never before with dynamic shadowing features which render realistic real-time shadows, upgraded shaders for water, particle effects and lighting for distant terrain.

While it’s great that they are supporting DirectX 10. due to the problems with graphics drivers under Vista, it may be better to crank up the graphics under DirectX 9 until Microsoft gets them ironed out. I’m sure LotRO will look fantastic once the performance issues are taken care of.

via Press Release

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