Release Date: Saturday, June 12, 2010
Microsoft DirectX (previously WinG) is a group of technologies designed to make Windows-based computers an ideal platform for running and displaying applications rich in multimedia elements such as full-color graphics, video, 3D animation and rich audio. DirectX includes DirectDraw, Direct3D, DirectInput, DirectSound, DirectMusic, DirectPlay and DirectShow. The most used API's (Application Programming Interfaces) in computer (PC or console) games include DirectX from Microsoft, OpenGL (Open Graphics Library) from SGI (Silicon Graphics), Mantle from AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) and Glide from 3dfx Interactive.
Developer: Microsoft Corporation