Microsoft has launched a new
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:
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.