At GDC 2023, AMD will hold a session in which it will talk about DirectStorage and how to integrate it to extract optimal load time and streaming performance. Moreover, the red team will present a DirectStorage demo during that presentation.
What’s really interesting here is that AMD claims that DirectStorage will require a new API. AMD will also talk about the changes required to code and asset pipelines, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid.
Now I don’t expect developers to take advantage DirectStorage anytime soon. After all, there is only one game that currently uses DirectStorage, and that is Forspoken.
But anyway, below is the description of AMD’s DirectStorage GDC 2023 session.
“The era of rotational storage technology in gaming systems is winding down, and a golden age of extremely fast storage technologies is heating up. PCs with fast storage technology have been mainstream for a while, but most players don’t experience the expected performance benefits the hardware provides.
Join us for a presentation about DirectStorage and how to integrate it to extract optimal load time and streaming performance. We will discuss why a new API is needed, changes required to code and asset pipelines, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid.
A demonstration designed to highlight the load time, streaming performance, frame rate and player experience difference between DirectStorage and standard asset loading will be presented.”