DirectX 12

Microsoft has just teased DirectX 12. The next version of its collection of multimedia APIs that are popular in game programming. The announcement will take place at this month’s Game Developer Conference on March 20th.

AMD, Intel, NVDIA and Qualcomm all appear on the teaser site. Obviously indicating their support and backing for the next version of DirectX from Microsoft. The announcement will take place at 10:00am PST on March 20, 2014. The presentation will be led by Anuj Gosalia, a development manager on Windows Graphics at Microsoft.

Here’s what the description of the talk teases on the GDC program page:

“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.”              

The last big update to DirectX occurred with DirectX 11, which was revealed in 2008 and shipped in late 2009 with the launch of Windows 7. We’ll be on hand at GDC to learn more about DirectX 12.

Source: DirectX 12, GDC