DirectX 12 Announced

A new version of DirectX is on its way

Microsoft have announced a new version 12 of their multimedia and games development platform, DirectX.
This will come as a pleasant surprise to those C/C++ games developers who had thought that DirectX might be moribund.
The new version is said to be faster and more lightweight than its predecessor and should be available from 2015.
It's unclear whether there will be any direct .NET support - perhaps that would be too much to ask.
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