Re: Direct X11 looks to be another failure(implementation wise)
DX11 will get a lot more support, because the huge adoption of Windows 7. Another factor is the huge number of DX11 ATI cards sold. It's just about time. The problem with DX10 was not the console business, it was so few gamers switched to Vista (which was a demand for DX10).
One factor that is negative is Microsoft and their commitment to XBox 360. They should push DX11 on PC more, but they are just releasing the software and then nothing else. No real marketing or pushing 3rd party companies to start use DX11. Microsoft commitment to PC gaming is laughingly bad.