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MS Planning DirectX 12

Microsoft has launched a new DirectX blog and DirectX 12 Twitter account indicating another version is in the works, with the motto on the Twitter account stating "#DirectX12 is coming... follow us for the latest news." This contradicts other indications they might be phasing out the API collection. This goes along with a GDC 2014 Session titled "DirectX: Evolving Microsoft's Graphics Platform (Presented by Microsoft)." Here's word on DirectX 12 from the session summary:

For nearly 20 years, DirectX has been the platform used by game developers to create the fastest, most visually impressive games on the planet.

However, you asked us to do more. You asked us to bring you even closer to the metal and to do so on an unparalleled assortment of hardware. You also asked us for better tools so that you can squeeze every last drop of performance out of your PC, tablet, phone and console.

Come learn our plans to deliver.

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86. Re: MS Planning DirectX 12 Mar 6, 2014, 22:11 Bundy
 
Redmask wrote on Mar 6, 2014, 21:33:
This is such a stupid thing to say, yep anyone who accurately points out that Windows Phone isn't a statistical majority must be a neckbeard well done fella. Stating Windows Phone is insignificant is a fact, it is a tiny subset of a very large market. You may like Windows Phone and feel that you need to reinforce your purchase decision but for the time being that's just the truth. Whether it will die or not is anyones guess. I've used a Windows Phone but I don't own one personally so it doesn't affect me either way. The idea that everyone is somehow invested in Microsoft smartphone failure is some forum warrior bullshit.

Because you didn't read what I said. My argument was that WP having a small market share is quickly pointed at as an absolute failure by a tech giant. But if I pointed at a Mac, or a Linux PC and said the same thing, I'd be drown out by the same folks talking about the virtues of ubuntu and the elegant nature of OSX. Yes, WP is a small marketshare, I doubt it'll ever get much larger.
 
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