API gets Unreal Engine 4 support

DirectX 12 shipping with Windows 10

Microsoft will ship DirectX 12 alongside Windows 10 in 2015, the computing firm has announced.

The company has also revealed the latest version of its DirectX API will be supported by Unreal Engine 4.4. Developers in the Early Access program who subscribe to UE4 will also have access to the DX12 port of the engine.

DirectX 12 was revealed during GDC earlier this year. It has been designed to work across multiple platforms including PC, Xbox One, tablets and smartphones. At the time DirectX 12 was shown off with a tech demo of Forza 5 running on a PC powered by an Nvidia Geforce Titan Black.

Microsoft claims the API reduces CPU overhead significantly compared to the previous version, and was designed from scratch to take full advantage of advanced GPU hardware features on new-gen systems.

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