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Another Developer: OpenGL Has Issues, But Potential

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Published on 01 June 2014 03:16 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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After sharing the views of another developer this weekend about OpenGL being broken compared to Mantle and Direct3D, another game developer has come forward with his own "rant" that also says OpenGL has problems but it also has potential.

Aras Pranckevičius, the Lithuanian developer responsible for the Unity engine's renderer, shared his views on OpenGL and it can be summed up that OpenGL has problems but still holds potential. He views the biggest issue with OpenGL as not a technical issue but a political problem that Windows by default ships with a Direct3D driver but not an OpenGL driver and real-world people "do not update their drivers."

The post in full can be read on Aras' blog.

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