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The DirectX Developer Blog announces that Microsoft has ported the user mode D3D12 runtime to Windows 7, saying this "unblocks developers who want to take full advantage of the latest improvements in D3D12 while still supporting customers on older operating systems." This is specifically to support World of Warcraft to start with, but the post includes a FAQ saying, "We are currently working with a few other game developers to port their D3D12 games to Windows 7. Please watch out for further announcement." AnandTech notes this all seems odd since under a year remains before Windows 7 hits its end-of-support date. Also odd is that though gamers have been clamoring for this for years, Microsoft says this move comes at this time because they "make every effort to respond to customer feedback." Here's word:
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