DirectX 11.1 Is Windows 8 Exclusive

After some hesitation, Microsoft has finally confirmed officially that DirectX 11.1 will remain a Windows 8 exclusive for the foreseeable future.

Microsoft employee Daniel Moth confirmed that “at this point there is no plan” to release the latest DirectX update on Windows versions other than Windows 8; not even Windows 7.

DirectX 11.1 is a minor update over DirectX 11. The most important feature it adds to DirectX is stereoscopic 3D rendering. However, the decision to make it a Windows 8 exclusive implies that upcoming DirectX updates are likely to follow suit.

A lot of game developers and publishers have expressed their resistance to Windows 8. With this move, it seems that Microsoft will stop at nothing to force people to move on to Windows 8.

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FUCK THIS FUCKING EXCLUSIVE

FUCK THIS EXCLUSIVE BULLSHIT, IM SO FUCKING SICK AND FUCKING TIRED OF THE FUCKING EXCLUSIVE SHIT, NO DX10 IN WINDOWS XP NO DX11.1 IN XP OR WIN 7 WHAT THE FUCK, FUCK YOU I PIRATE WINDOWS ANYWAY CUZ I BOUGHT A FUCKING COPY OF WINDOWS 7 X64 BIT ULTIMATE AND MY COA THAT CAME IN MY WINDOWS BOX SAID IT WAS FUCKING BLOCKED AND WOULDNT ACTIVATE THEN I GOT ANOTHER COA AND ACTIVATED THEN ONE FUCKING MONTH LATER MY WINDOWS 7 ASKED TO REACTIVATE AFTER DOWNLOADING THAT NEW FUCKING UPDATE TO THE ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES THAN BAM, YOUR COPY OF WINDOWS NEEDS TO BE REACTIVATED THEN I GOT THE SAME ERROR, THE PRODUCT KEY YOU ENTERD WAS BLOCKED BY MICROSFT,, OR HAVING TO REACTIVATE AFTER UPGRADING AFTER UPGRADING MY MAINBOARD.CPU OR ANY OTHER HARDWARE, THEN M ONCE AGAIN, YOUR COA KEY IS BLOCKED BY MICROSOFT ITS FUCKING BULL SHIT!!!!!!!!!!! FUCK YOU BILL GATES,FUCK MICRO$OFT. HE/THEY NEEDS TO BE SHOT IN THE FUCKING HEAD LIKE IN SOUTHPARK

You sad ppl!!

We all k't like what they have to offer .....simply don't buy it...........and why criticize it, are you felling insecure with microsoft being a strong company! My move to win 8 has made no effect in my life at all....my pc environment is just as good as it was in Win 7. I love change...not scared of change at all... when i dont like it no more i wont buy it .simple

ugh

That's a great point of view, layman to the core. Can you ignore more of windows 8's drawbacks by looking only at how it affects your immediate circumstances? No? Maybe it's because you already ignored them all. Please, go read and inform yourself because, you see, opinions and assholes share similar traits, they're very common (everyone's got one) and no one cares about yours. So if you must expose it, make sure you mix something interesting and true with it in order to ease things up for the rest of us.

Spoken like a true ignorant

Spoken like a true ignorant arsehole right there you have, he said he uses windows 8 and it hasnt afected him, he doesnt need to read nor research anything his knowledge comes from first hand experince which is quite frankly the only way to know for sure if windows 8 is really as good or as bad as people have been saying, the rumors surounding this version of windows all contradict each other so my advice to you is to SHUT THE FUCK UP and actualy try it first instead of being a close minded moron, I havent tried windows 8 yet but I know many people that I trust that have and there is nothing you cant do in it that you could in windows 8, the addition of an apps strore does not remove core fucntions of windows for instance, by the way if your gonna reject peoples opinions dont be suprised when no one gives a fuck about your own.

blow me

i for one have had windows 8 and its shit, looks ugly , feels good, messy stuff on loadup, instead of going to desktop, and loading screen is horrible to win 7's ,it may sell well but most ppl will avoid it like the plague, o as for apple , all they need to do is release a phone that isnt outdated like a dual core iphone 5, they need a quad or six core phone with nvidia tegra gfx chip 32gig or 64 gig of mem and a store as good as htc's .

I won't be one bit surprised

I won't be one bit surprised if we see some crazy new virus threat or something that cripples windows machines everywhere but amazingly not Windows 8 machines. Damn Microsoft is greedy and eventually the world will wake up and jump off the Moneysoft band wagon. P.S. posting this from a Xubuntu linux distro.

They will do anything

They will do anything to try and force people to get windows 8 what a joke ,don't even know why they came out with it , the OS is a fail anyway ,wheres bill gates and why did he allow windows 8 to proceed , Microsoft is going down the tubes just like EA games , which they deserve it for releasing shit to customers and forcing people to install shit software like Origins.

Ea games

Ea games are trying to sell their company which is more than likely due to the bad games they have been shooting out after Dragon age series , so check your facts

I was thinking the same thing

I was thinking the same thing, there are only few games that no one might know about that run DX11. I heard that its for some 3D bs, as if I could not run 3D on my monitor and there are even less games that run in 3D for pc then there are running DX11.

You people are so simple.

You people are so simple. "Ohh company X is making a move now, let me check the current situation...Pfft the technology Y that they're betting on is hardly in use, they'll fail" then when they succeed we get a lot of people looking baffled. Guys, I hate MS and what they're trying to pull here as much as the next guy but seriously, can you people think even 30 seconds ahead? Is it so difficult to look beyond the here and now? MS KNOWS how many games use directx, they're not worried about it because they know that number will only grow in the coming months/years. So drop the here and now BS, look forward, think hard about what may and may not come to pass, use facts and data to back your conclusions and decisions, in short, be a real thinking human being, not a brainless consumer.

OpenGL Anyone?

With all the development with Valve, Ubuntu, Nvidia, AMD and OpenGL we just need to hope the game developers add more support for OpenGL as valve have shown its ripe for current games and produces similar quality graphics as DirectX and on linux it can perform quicker than DirectX on the same hardware. Give us an option to escape Microsoft and there BS with DirectX as id be running XP 64 if they weren't arseholes with pushing DirectX onto versions of windows we dont really want.

OpenGL may outperform DirectX

OpenGL may outperform DirectX because theres a draw call limit in DirectX, regardless of your GPU. That keeps careless devs from frying your expensive Nvidia/Ati card in many cases. I'm all for a switch to linux as the main gaming OS but spreading misinformation isn't the way to do it.

microsoft the corporate greed of the future

they can make dx11.1 and 12 and so on ms 8 exclusive all they want, ill update on hardware which will still make games run more better on performance, even if i wont pass dx11 , but as it is said most games are console ports or dx10 and some dx11 , i had windows 8 i hated it ran good, compatabilty was worse on some things, mainly my usb pen and it hated my hub for internet some reason , so i put windows 7 on , the best os to date by ms for compatability , why cant microsoft accept that people who want windows 8 will buy it and others will not , why the exclusive shit, it's like a console war between sony,sega and nintendo all over again, maybe that's why the president of microsoft left ? cant blame him , i hope linux becomes a fully operating os in the way ms did with windows 7 big with support, and ill give ms the finger too.

your hub?

Hubs are rather outdated pieces of network equipment, they only work on the physical layer and just broadcast data to all computers, you could replace your hub with a switch and increase performance so fucking much.

I was about to say that. When

I was about to say that. When your pc requests a web page (or any other data from the internet or a networked computer), the hub receives it and sends that page to all machines connected to it, the ones that didnt request that must throw it away. I can only imagine how horrible it must be to browse the internet on your network when someone is copying a large file between 2 pcs.

may be just another .1

It gets really old having MS always thinking about more money using the same tactics. TBH if it wasn't for gaming and the sometimes complex things in linux I'd have switched for over 4 years now. Hopefully steam's move will convince some of the rest and linux gets a fresh breath of gaming air.

I doubt valve alone will be

I doubt valve alone will be enough. If other large studios do the same though, then we might witness the rise of linux gaming. With that comes the ease of porting code between linux and mac os so those of us who dislike linux might have a choice (just like the choice you get when you get hired by google "Do you want a linux laptop or a mac? No windows allowed").

Its more than it seems, It

Its more than it seems, It includes stereoscopic 3D functionality built-in. If stereoscopic 3D is to become a thing it NEEDS to be standardized, just like directx standardized graphics coding for game engines, microsoft intends to do the same for 3D. That would be a good thing if they weren't trying to use it as leverage to make people buy windows 8.

^

^ this, I'm glad someone is actually capable of rational thought around here instead of jumping into the "piracy will teach companies a lesson" bandwagon

Naahh... no thanks!

The choice to limit just shows greediness, then again I can live without direct x11.1, and stick with direct x 11. Life simply goes on without me purchasing win8 for my system. And if i want a touchscreen OS I will just buy a new mobile phone.

shit this stuffs! people

shit this stuffs! people should download win8 for free! MS is playing with consumer when they make the new dx exclusive, this means they are forcing peple to buy Win8! screw them! just download and activate it for free. u know u can

My god, I swear some people

My god, I swear some people are just doorknobs that grew arms and hands somehow. You managed to miss the entire point of windows 8 by focusing only on the fact that it costs a bit of money to be legit. I mean, to hell with all the crap it brings with it, lets just be sheep and use it anyway only because we can download it for free. That'll teach them...

Sorry but you too under me...

Sorry but you too under me... can you just go kill yourself? O.o i think you never test Win 8 or? and when for 2 hours or something?.. Win 8 is great in my eyes... no comp. probs and everything works fine and much more stable than win 7.. so why not making DX 11.1 Win 8 Exclusive? ;) go with the future morons ;D

Fuck you M$.

What a bunch of douches. They just released Win 7 after robbing people with Vista. They made Halo 2 a Vista exclusive just to make people have use Vista. Windows 8 has been protested as a loaf of kife, which it probably is. I hope more support for alternative OS's starts to grow. LOL maybe they think tablets are gonna last for a long time LMFSDRAO!

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