Recently, we’ve written an article regarding the existence of a major bug that was discovered on AMD’s Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Driver. The bug has apparently caused some DirectX 9-based games to not work properly. Earlier, an AMD representative stated that it’ll be highly unlikely that the company will address the issue given the age of the affected games.
Well, it looks like AMD has retracted this statement and has since assured PC gamers that it will be looking to fix the issue affecting DirectX 9 games cause by its latest graphics driver. To be more specific, the “new” statement from AMD came directly from Terry Makedon, director of AMD software strategy and user experience. Here’s what he said in full:
Happy 2018 everyone!! I am seeing some stories pop up about AMD not supporting some old games. That is absolutely not true, we are identifying the bug and working on a fix asap. C&C, Witcher, BfME, etc will be working again.
— Terry Makedon (@CatalystMaker) January 2, 2018
Those aside, it still remains rather odd that it was possible to have contradicting statements from two AMD employees in the first place. It’s not known whether the new statement from Makedon was made simply because of the large amounts of backlash that AMD faced after news broke out about the DirectX 9 issue; or that the AMD employee who issued the first statement on AMD forums was merely misinformed.
Regardless, fellow old school PC gamers who are still currently playing DirectX 9 games need not worry any longer about the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition driver problem. A fix will be made available to consumers as soon as possible according to AMD.
(Source: Terry [email protected] // Thanks for the tip, Muhammad Fakhrul!)