Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the third sequel to a game many consider to be among the best of all time, and early critical response suggests that it lives up to its strong pedigree. Now, AMD has shared some pertinent technical information for players who intend to experience the title on PC.
A patch set to be released in the next few weeks will apparently add DirectX 12 support to Mankind Divided. This will help players with particularly formidable computers to attain the best performance possible — Prague should really pop as you load up on augs and set about taking down techno-terrorists.
DirectX 12 is able to tap into all the cores of a multi-core CPU simultaneously. Its multi-threaded command buffer makes sure that your system’s graphics card is taking on as much work as it can handle, and that the work is done as quickly as possible.
What this means to the player is reduced latency and more frames per second. DirectX 12 utilizes all the horsepower of a processor with six or eight cores, resulting in tangible improvements to performance during gameplay.
AMD has also announced that Mankind Divided is set to be bundled with certain models of its processors. Consumers who purchase any of the company’s six or eight core processors from participating retailers will also receive a free copy of the game.
Set two years after 2011’s Human Revolution, but decades before the first two games in the series, Mankind Divided returns players to the role of cyborg Adam Jensen. The Digital Trends review of the latest installment praised its presentation, narrative, and the role of player agency in its gameplay systems, while noting that its social commentary fell short of the mark.
The AMD promotion runs until November 14, 2016 — more information, including details regarding the retailers taking part, is available from the company’s website. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.