Today, Microsoft announced DirectX 12, a new API that will work on all of Microsoft’s platforms, including the Xbox One. Game performance will be improved as a result, with new rendering features among other enhancements. It also cuts CPU utilization by half. This should definitely boost the Xbox One’s capabilities. Combine that with the promise of more games with 1080p resolutions, and things are looking good for Microsoft’s console.
It will be released sometime during 2015’s holiday season, however, so we’ve still got a while to wait.