AMD has officially taken back the statements of their Chief Gaming Scientist, Richard Huddy, regarding DirectX 12 not being made available on Windows 7.
AMD briefly explains Richard was being speculative, and AMD has no insight on Microsoft’s plans for DirectX, Windows, and Windows gaming.
Here is AMD’s official statement:
Richard Huddy does not speak for Microsoft, and he was unfortunately speculating from Microsoft’s publication of key dates and milestones for Windows 7 lifecycle and mainstream support policy. Richard has no special insight into Microsoft’s Windows or DirectX roadmaps. Microsoft is a key, strategic partner for AMD and we’re continuously collaborating with them on DirectX 12.