Microsoft Will Not Release DirectX 10 for Windows XP

Microsoft will not release next-generation graphics API called DirectX 10 for the currently shipping Windows XP, instead, the company will keep the new API strictly for the forthcoming Windows Vista, despite earlier assumptions about DirectX 10 for the XP.

For end users this means that to get the most advantages of the new-generation GPUs, the new OS will be required.

That’s indeed a somewhat mean but effective way of Windows Vista marketing. All Gamers will have to upgrade to Windows Vista for the next-generation Games developed for DirectX 10.

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  1. I am upset about this as I will have to buy a new computer.

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