Outside of the Microsoft APIs, the Unigine Engine recently picked up other new enhancements like faster rendering of the GUI, improves shaders, updated HDR post-processes, collision detection speed-up, a network chat sample, and many other changes. All of the recent improvements to this multi-platform 3D game engine can be found on the Unigine Development Log.
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