Nov 12 2012

Microsoft has no plans for DirectX 11.1 on Windows 7

Microsoft has recently released version 11.1 of its Direct 3D API for Windows 8 and Windows RT but it seems people hanging on to their old installs of Windows 7 will miss out on this particular update to DirectX. This was confirmed by Microsoft Employee Daniel Moth who stated on Microsoft’s msdn forums that there is “no plan for DirectX 11.1 to be made available on Windows 7.”

So there you have it, you can now factually state that Microsoft has pulled a Vista with Windows 8. At least in the sense that they are holding back support for DirectX on their older OS platforms just like the originally did with DirectX 10 on Vista.

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Jason has had a passion for video games ever since he first laid his hands on an NES. He is an enthusiast of gaming and a major tech nerd.