DirectX 12 Launches with Windows 10, Windows Insiders Program Detailed

By   /   Oct 3, 2014

Okay so we have been hearing a lot about how DirectX 12 is going to revolutionize the gaming world and we have also been hearing skepticisms against some of the claims by Microsoft.

However, it is still a fact that it is going to be a leap forward with its launch. Now, we have confirmation that DirectX 12 is going to be launched alongside Windows 10.

The news was confirmed by Bryan Langley the principal program manager in Windows graphics at Microsoft through a post on the official Microsoft Blog.

Other than that, he also discussed the opportunities that developers can avail by becoming a part of the Windows Insiders program. He said that while it was greatly beneficial for everyone, the people who were already a part of the DirectX 12 Early Access program will benefit more from it.

This is so, according to Langley, because ‘These game developers will receive everything they need to kickstart their DX12 development, including: updated runtime, API headers, drivers, documentation, and samples, all of which will work with the Windows 10 Technical Preview.’

However, we do have one more question that Microsoft has left unanswered, they still haven’t clarified whether the API will be exclusive to the operating system or not.

Last but not the least Langley has clarified in the comments that a public SDK of DirectX 12 will be released after the early access period is over. He says you should think of as a closed beta that will be followed by an open beta phase.

If you are interested in getting your hands on the Early Access you might try filling out the form here.

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