Windows 10 is slated to release this summer, as revealed by Microsoft Executive Terry Myerson in a recent announcement post. The operating system will be rolled out to 190 countries and in 111 different languages. Unfortunately, all we have for now is a release window, since an official launch date has yet to be confirmed.
Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade for the first year to anyone who owns a computer running on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Notable tidbits to be included with the launch of the new OS are Direct X 12, which boasts improved resource and CPU core management, as well as a new Xbox app that promises to intertwine the ecosystem between the console and PC in a more seamless fashion.
During GDC, Phil Spencer laid out Microsoft’s cross-platform initiative with Windows 10, touting features like cross-buy–which allows purchased content on Windows 10 to be accessed across all platforms–Window’s Universal App Platform, and tons of plans for the Minecraft brand. From an indie gaming standpoint, Windows 10 is looking mighty promising, with over 1000 development studios having the latest kits within their ranks.
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HT: Windows Blog