Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on PC Won't Support DX12 at Launch

DirectX 12 support was originally announced for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's launch, but it will come in September instead.


Deus Ex: Mankind Divided developer Eidos Interactive promised its stealth-action game would support DirectX 12 on PC at launch. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. DX12 support is now set to release the week of September 5, the developer announced on Steam.

Eidos says that it has "some extra work and optimizations to do for DX12" and needs additional time to "deliver a compelling experience." DirectX helps PC owners get the most out of their hardware by allowing access to more of the system's power.

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Some of what DX12 offers is better performance on low-end systems, greater support of 4K gaming, and backwards compatibility with DX11 hardware. Players using DX12 might observe smoother frame rates at higher resolutions in Mankind Divided once the support for it goes live in September, compared to how it runs at launch.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on August 23. If you want to earn some skill points for the Xbox One or PC versions before launch, you can do so with the now-available puzzle game Deus Ex Go.

Mankind Divided received a score of 8 in GameSpot's review. Critic Edmond Tran said, "Deus Ex: Mankind Divided refines and reinforces the defining foundations of the series. It creates challenging situations and gives players the tools and flexibility to deal with them in a multitude of ways, all within an absorbing cyberpunk world. Although not a significant departure from Human Revolution, Mankind Divided is still a uniquely fulfilling experience, one which feels rare in games today."

For a wider view of the critical reception, check out GameSpot's review roundup here.

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