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AMD Retracts Richard Huddy’s Comment on DirectX 12

AMD (NYSE:AMD) would like you to know that Richard Huddy is not speaking with definite authority when he says that Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Direct X 12 won’t work with Windows 7.

Recently at Portland’s PDXLAN Huddy made the comment on stage which was caught on video. The video has since been removed and AMD has issued the following statement:

“There have been reports based on a video of Richard Huddy of AMD making speculative comments around DirectX 12 support on versions of Windows,” AMD said in a 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.”

Windows 7 remains a popular operating system for gamers, and if this was true, no doubt many would be annoyed at what is essentially a forced upgrade to Windows 8 or 10.

That being said, AMD’s statement effectively neither confirms nor denies Huddy’s statement — it just says that it shouldn’t be taken as official word from Microsoft.