Microsoft has announced that it will be showing the next version of DirectX on March 20th at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The existence of DirectX 12 — the latest in a long-running line of API collections designed to enable Microsoft platforms to handle video game and multimedia tasks — was announced via a Microsoft teaser site and supported with a tweet from a dedicated DirectX 12 Twitter account. The teaser page displays logos for AMD, Intel, Nvidia, and Qualcomm, suggesting the graphics and chipset manufacturers have thrown their support behind the API collection. More details will be outlined on stage at GDC 2014 in a sponsored session called "DirectX: Evolving Microsoft's Graphics Platform," presented by Microsoft's Anuj Gosalia. The preliminary notes for the session say that developers asked Microsoft for better tools to "squeeze every last drop of performance out of [their] PC, tablet, phone and console." Read the full story at The Verge.