Microsoft reveals Direct X12
Promises major improvements for Xbox One and PC developers
Yesterday during a presentation at the 2014 Game Developers Conference, Microsoft officially announced Direct X12, the latest version of the graphics API. Microsoft is targeting it to launch for developers in holiday 2015.
During the event, Microsoft showed off a tech demo of Xbox One racing game Forza Motorsport 5 running on a PC rig powered by a NVIDIA GeForce Titan Black graphics card.
Direct X12 will introduce the next version of Direct3D, which Microsoft says has been redesigned to be "faster and more efficient than ever before."
For a deeply technical breakdown of Direct X12's advancements, be sure to read this post on Microsoft's developer website.