To the developers: Graphics API Questions

My name is Don Woligroski, I’m a senior editor with Tom’s Hardware Guide.

I’d appreciate some real feedback from real game developers regarding the state of graphics APIs, specifically regarding Mantle and DirectX. We’ve heard a lot of marketing-heavy spin from all the companies involved, but what I’d really like to know is what the programmers think about where we are, where we are going, and what they plan to support.

The developer’s name and the company they work for can be anonymous if desired.
It’s much more important to us to get some honest and candid answers.

If you can put us in touch with, or are willing to forward our questions to, a game engine developer who is intimately familiar with graphics APIs, we would appreciate to hear from you. Please email me at

Kind regards,

  • Don Woligroski