The new version of the omnipresent graphics API will support all Microsoft platforms, including Windows, Windows Phone and the Xbox One. Also, it’s more direct than ever!
Live blog of the announcement event is available on PC Perspective. Among other things, Turn 10 has shown off Forza Motorsport 5 running on PC during the announcement event. Apparently, it took them 4 months to port the game from Xbox One using a four man team.
First DirectX 12 games are targeted for release by the end of 2015, and a preview release is coming later this year. Here’s a summary: