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Microsoft to unveil DirectX 12 on March 20th at the Games Developers Conference

Microsoft to unveil DirectX 12 on March 20th at the Games Developers Conference

The Games Developers Conference (GDC) is set to take place in San Francisco on March 20th and Microsoft has something big up their sleeve for that event - the unveiling of DirectX 12, Microsoft's next generation graphics API. DirectX 11, the current generation, made its debut back in 2008. Not much detail has been revealed about DirectX 12, aside from a blog post teasing the name as well as various logos such as Nvidia, AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm. Mentioning these logos pretty much hints at the fact that these companies have provided their support for the next generation graphics API.

"For nearly 20 years, DirectX has been the platform used by game developers to create the fastest, most visually impressive games on the planet. 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," Microsoft's GDC schedule stated.

Microsoft is scheduled to take part of the conference at 10AM on March 20th, so stay tuned! We will keep you updated on any late breaking DirectX 12 news.