Microsoft will debut its DirectX 12 API on March 20, at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the company has announced.
DirectX 12 will feature in a GDC presentation at 10:00 PST on the day, 'DirectX: Evolving Microsoft's Graphics Platform', which will be led by Windows graphics development manager Anju Gosalia.
"You asked us to bring you even closer to the metal and to do so on an unparalleled assortment of hardware," reads the talk's official description. "You also asked us for better tools so that you can squeeze every last drop of performance out of your PC, tablet, phone, and console."
"Come learn our plans to deliver," says Microsoft. A picture for the talk also includes logos from AMD, Intel, Nvidia, and Qualcomm.
DirectX 12 will be the first major update of the API since Microsoft launched DirectX 11 way back in 2008.