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derp - misinformed about the xna/directx phase out email.

Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:00 AM

https://ventspace.wo...-out-continues/

I am not taking this as gospel until I hear it from the horse's mouth, but he claims:

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This email was sent out to DirectX/XNA MVPs today:

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The XNA/DirectX expertise was created to recognize community leaders who focused on XNA Game Studio and/or DirectX development. Presently the XNA Game Studio is not in active development and DirectX is no longer evolving as a technology. Given the status within each technology, further value and engagement cannot be offered to the MVP community. As a result, effective April 1, 2014 XNA/DirectX will be fully retired from the MVP Award Program.


Then he goes on speculating about what this all means, are we to really be shocked, and so forth. He indicates DirectX functionality has been absorbed into the Windows core so that it is not going away-away, just relocated.

I'll be interested to see what crops up.. if MS is going to split xbox indie dev and win8 dev environments, or possibly present something a bit more unifying.

I guess there's always Direct3d 11... and I am not sure if I am going to uninstall XNA quite yet.
http://msdn.microsof...v=vs.85%29.aspx

Is anyone overly shocked by this? I am not.. but as I said - I would prefer to see this on the company letter head before I curse loudly.

Interesting - someone in the blog's comments threw out this company http://www.synapsegaming.com/

looks.. interesting enough.

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Re: derp - misinformed about the xna/directx phase out email.

Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:11 AM

Shit.. sorry folks... I should have read up more... I guess the DirectX death was a miscommunication..

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False alarm: Microsoft isn't backing away from DirectX, despite an email message the company sent to some of its Most Valuable Professionals to the contrary earlier this week.
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I asked Microsoft about the MVP mail. A spokesperson sent the following statement:

"I can confirm that the original communication sent to MVPs yesterday was inaccurate. Microsoft has issued a follow-up communication to the DirectX/XNA MVPs reaffirming that DirectX is very much an important and evolving technology for Microsoft."

The spokesperson added that "Microsoft is actively investing in DirectX as the unified graphics foundation for all of our platforms, including Windows, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone. DirectX is evolving and will continue to evolve. We have absolutely no intention of stopping innovation with DirectX."

http://www.zdnet.com...ctx-7000010647/
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