we have to remember this is custom design made by AMD and MS. this solution is not done by AMD only. it is possible that this new "GPU command processor" end up being xbox exclusive. since MS have their hands on developing this new hardware unit i don't think they will simply going AMD to have it as their own.
I'm not saying just AMD will have rights to use it Although it is possible if they halped develope it this could happen I wouldn't rule it out..
They are defo the first anyway. I would presume Nvidia could do similar solution maybe... Unless MS want to sell it seperate to Directx12's ULA.. Otherwise it is covered already in each company's rights to implement Direct3d however they see fit, in hardware or in software..(unless AMD or MS or both own IP on this tech).. Whats the diff both companys are licence'd to use this already..
Also it does seem like the next evolution of the technology.. an they next logical step.. It would be nice if PC users got this.. who's to say it will not be included in the "secret sauce" in Vega (or the next GPU) !! We live in hope...
We Shall See.. in time I guess.
Also if they (again AMD or Nvidia or Both) not aloud legally to add Direct3d 12 to the GPU in hardware they will simply do the very same thing but instead Vulken will be used (an as a result Vulken would become far superior to Directx)... An I can't see Microsoft letting this happen as Vulken would likely become the Standard API being used in games across the board in PC's...
This reason alone should force Microsoft to allow it to happen in Directx first !!
No matter what way I look at it.. this is the next step for sure.. just a question of which API gets in there first with this solution an becomes the standard.
I'd say this will happen in both Directx and Vulken and more than likely in that order as well..