DirectX is a name that is well known amongst gamers, and has been relied upon for delivering games for Windows and Xbox consoles for nearly 20 years now. But the future of Microsoft’s graphics API looked in doubt recently simply because very little has been said about it since DirextX 11 appeared back in 2009.
If you had any doubt development of DirectX is still ongoing, Microsoft has removed that today. Using the DirectX blog, the company has announced that DirectX 12 will be unveiled during GDC on March 20 in a developer session at 10am.
For game developers it’s going to be an exciting day, and gamers should take notice, too. DirectX is one of Microsoft’s better ideas, as it allowed developers to easily access the performance on offer inside all our PCs regardless of the specific hardware components they contained.