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Square Enix has confirmed that the Deus Ex franchise is very much alive, speaking out to allay fears that the series had been cancelled after Deus Ex: Mankind Divided underperformed.
We're on a mission to find out which are the best game franchisers in the world. 64 of the best series are squaring off against one another, all in an effort to determine a winner. This time around we've four giants of gaming which made their names on PC. All of them are RPGs in some form, yet all of them take very different approaches to the genre. It’s Baldur's Gate v Fallout v Diablo v Deus Ex in a bit of a western RPG knock out. Each is competing to be crowned best game franchise in 2017. Over the course of 20 rounds, we will be pitting the biggest gaming franchises of all time against one another in order to determine the definitive list of the best game series.
Bad news Deus Ex fans - the series has been placed on hiatus once more due to less than stellar sales of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and the recent deal Square Enix inked with Marvel. Eidos Montreal will now be moved onto an as-yet-unannounced Marvel project, rumoured to be a Guardians of the Galaxy tie-in.
We’d sort of forgot it even existed a little bit, but five months after its last DLC, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is getting another downloadable expansion. A Criminal Past is set before all of the events of Deus Ex 4, back during Adam Jensen’s first ever mission for TF29 (Task Force 29).
The old classic of surreptitiously glancing at a commuter’s laptop looks to have spilled the beans on the next Tomb Raider game. A redditor by the name of Tripleh280 admitted to a spot of suburban spying, revealing the next game in the series will be called Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
I haven’t had a great deal of trouble playing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in its recently released DirectX 12 mode but it appears some are having a much tougher time of it. Eidos Montreal has injected the PC version of DE:MD with cybernetic implants to boost DX12 performance and stability with the latest update.
There are a number of reports doing the rounds that DirectX 12 support in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is totally broken for Nvidia graphics cards. AMD was quick to issue a new driver dedicated to DX12 support in DE:MD, yet Nvidia owners haven’t been so fortunate.
AMD has pushed out new drivers bringing DirectX 12 support for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided as well as a new Crossfire Support Profile for DOTA 2. The new drivers also fix some flickering issues on 144 Hz, non-FreeSync monitors.
In terms of high profile DirectX 12 releases, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is right up there. In fact, it was the first ever game with DX12 support confirmed. It's taken a little while, some three weeks after the launch, but DirectX 12 support has arrived a beta update. Let's see what the fuss is all about.
We may have had to wait a few weeks, and most people who wanted it have probably finished it, but Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is going to be patched with DirectX 12 support sometime today.
After the controversy over the in-game micro-transactions and the one-time-use season pass content, you’d forgive Square Enix and Eidos Montreal for treading quite lightly where Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is concerned. That’s the exact opposite of what they've done though, revealing the first of two story-based DLCs just over a week after launch, and it’s out this month.