One follows the other, I guess. Futuremark, along with confirming that 3DMark for Windows RT will be discontinued, have also pulled the rug off of Peacekeeper, another popular benchmarking solution.
Read up on the fate of 3DMark for Windows RT here.
And the company now recommends all Windows users to switch to PCMark 8, as Peacekeeper will no longer be available come July 29 — the day when Windows 10 officially makes its worldwide debut. As Futuremark notes:
So that’s two big benchmarking solutions that are being retired, one after the other.
Then again, some streamlining was on the cards, as Microsoft too, seems to be reforming and reorganizing its operating systems portfolio.