One of the things you’ve likely heard in regards to Forspoken are the words “Direct Storage,” but what is it, and what does it do? The game itself is a pretty big game, and it features a massive and beautiful open-world setting, which means it’s got some pretty hefty system requirements. This means that most PC‘s will be at max capacity trying to run the game flawlessly in order to give you better gaming experience. There’s been a lot of controversy over what Direct Storage is, and what it means for the game. Keep reading to learn what Direct Storage is and what it does in Forspoken.
Forspoken: What is Direct Storage
To make it easy to understand, Direct Storage is a part of the DirectX API that is produced by Microsoft. It helps the SSD to create better and faster loading times. This means it makes your PC a bit better and faster when it comes to reading data from the SSD so that the application you are trying to run loads as fast as possible. Using the GPU, it expands data so that it can be read faster by the system. Direct Storage also takes some of the pressure away from your PC’s CPU, reducing potential bottlenecks. Since Forspoken is the very first game to ever use Direct Storage on a PC, there is bound to be controversy over it, as well as confusion from players. However, with the help of Direct Storage, the game can load extremely fast on a PC. This is especially try if your PC has a NvME SSD.
Using Direct Storage on the game can greatly reduce loading times on a PC is you have a SATA SSD, but with the NvME SSD, it will reduce that load time even more, as that particular SSD improves the game’s performance even further. With an NvME SSD, your loading time can be as low as 1 or 2 seconds, even.
Direct Storage isn’t an extremely new feature, as it is already being used in the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S that was released back in 2020, and now, we can finally enjoy this feature on PC as well, thanks to the developers of Forspoken.
This is everything you need to know about what Direct Storage is and what it does in the new game, Forspoken. Be sure to check back for more useful and interesting guides and as always, be safe and have fun!