Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, one of this year’s most anticipated titles, will be out in less than a week, but the PC version won’t have DirectX 12 support out of the box, according to a Steam Community announcement posted by a Square Enix representative.
The Deus Ex franchise originated on PC, and we’re passionate about continuing to provide the best experience possible to our long-time fans and players on the PC.
Contrary to our previous announcement, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which is shipping on August 23rd, will unfortunately not support DirectX 12 at launch. We have some extra work and optimizations to do for DX12, and we need more time to ensure we deliver a compelling experience. Our teams are working hard to complete the final push required here though, and we expect to release DX12 support on the week of September 5th!
We thank you for your patience, passion, and support.
– The Deus Ex team
So far, DirectX 12 hasn’t been the game changer that users expected, so this news isn’t a deal breaker for PC gamers interested in the latest entry in the long running Deus Ex franchise. Here at Gaming on PC we understand the development team’s approach, and we applaud their decision to share it with potential customers before the game’s release.
Source: Steam Community