Microsoft announced that the new version of Unreal Tournament, the multiplayer first person shooter from Epic Games, will use DirectX 12, the next version of Microsoft's graphics API. DirectX 12 will be supported by Windows 10 and will officially launch alongside the OS.

Epic Games announced in 2014 their plans to release a new free-to-play version of Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4. The general public can go ahead and download a pre-alpha version of the game on the official Unreal Tournament website, which just got updated this with a new map and some other new content.

Epic Games had already announced that Unreal Engine 4 would support DirectX 12 so it's not exactly a shock to hear this news. However, we are looking forward to seeing what kinds of graphical improvements can be put in the game with this support.

Source: Xbox Wire, Unreal Tournament