Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Valve embraces Vulkan with new  Dota 2  beta update

Valve embraces Vulkan with new Dota 2 beta update

May 24, 2016 | By Alex Wawro

Three months after OpenGL successor Vulkan made its formal debut, Valve has become one of the first developers to actually support the cross-platform open graphics API by patching it into Dota 2.

The patch itself is optional and very much in beta -- Dota 2 players who want to play the Vulkan version of the game (downloaded as Dota 2 DLC) must opt in to a beta version of the game, and Valve has established a standalone tracker on GitHub for reporting issues with the new version. 

Still, it's a notable effort by a major game industry player to embrace the nascent graphics tech. Valve isn't alone on this front either, as the developers of Ashes of the SingularityDoom and more are working on integrating Vulkan support into their games. 

Croatian indie developer Croteam proved a bit of a bellwether on this front, having patched Vulkan support into its 2014 puzzle game The Talos Principle as a "proof of concept" back in February, when Vulkan 1.0 was released.

Related Jobs

Firstborn — New York, New York, United States

Game Developer
Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. — Tokyo, Japan

Experienced Game Developer
2K — Novato, California, United States

2K — Novato, California, United States


Loading Comments

loader image