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It is reported that Microsoft has sent an email to DirectX/XNA MVPs which informs them that they are no longer needed because XNA and DirectX are no longer evolving. What does this mean? If you don't need MVPs then presumably you anticipate nothing to support in the future.

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I search a bit and found this one as response to the original article

http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-false-alarm-we-arent-backing-away-from-directx-7000010647/

Old article but i didint find it on the search
Edited by sugarhell - 4/13/13 at 2:26pm
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Interesting to see what comes of this. Honestly, I sort of seen this coming, as DirectX's direction seemed to be slowing very much so after DirectX 9.
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Old article but i never read about this.
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Why would microsoft get rid of DirectX?, they must get a ton of cash from devs using it.
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Yay, debunked news that is 3 months old. rolleyes.gif
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Maybe Microsoft saw that Open GL will sooner or later beat DirectX since its far more cross-platform API and if you have lets say DirectX 11 GPU on Windows XP then you can't play DirectX 10 or 11 games while Open GL at the level of DirectX 11 you could play on Windows XP or even older OS-es.

Open GL is far more open and cross-platform, you can easily adapt your game for any system and especially if you port to Linux and you could in a year or two port it to Android that is derivative of Linux and Mac OSX and Linux are OGL only also they share some similar code since roots of Mac OSX is from Linux OS'es.

Open GL is the future, it dominated before then DX became popular but it will dominate again. OGL is a force that should't be reckon with at all...
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Maybe Microsoft saw that Open GL will sooner or later beat DirectX since its far more cross-platform API and if you have lets say DirectX 11 GPU on Windows XP then you can't play DirectX 10 or 11 games while Open GL at the level of DirectX 11 you could play on Windows XP or even older OS-es.
I'm sorry what the hell are you talking?
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