Hey PC Gamers! Worried that Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Eidos’ upcoming first-person RPG would be a piss-poor port of the console version? Fear no more - Eidos have added spoonsful of love to the PC version, saying its â€œthe version you should playâ€.
â€œFirst off, Nixxes developed a DX11 renderer that is used on the PC, when available,â€ said Jurjen Katsman, president of Nixxes, responsible for the PC port. â€œWe did leverage this by adding several features you will see when you have DX11 hardware on your PC: real-time tessellation, improved Screen Space Ambient Occlusion, improved blurs and depth of field. We also added custom support for AMD’s Eyefinity (multiple monitors), and 3DHD. On another note, the user interface has been tailored for the keyboard, and mouse controls can be fully customized for your gaming habits.â€
â€œWe are obviously a little biased, but for us here at Nixxes, the PC version really is the version you should play. The extra depth you get from 3D or EyeFinity, and the extra crispness of the enhanced resolution, effects, and frame-rate, really give you superior visuals. And the speed and accuracy that you get from playing with mouse and keyboard compared with a gamepad, at least for me personally, makes it a pretty easy choice.â€
Wondering why Eidos let somebody else handle the PC version? Let Eidos Julien Bouvrais explain.
â€œWorking with an external studio that had lots of experience on PC, with which Eidos had been working for several years, started to make a lot of sense,â€ he explained. â€œNixxes knew the engine extremely well, they had delivered many PC games, and were huge fans of the Deus Ex franchise as well. The head office was really supportive of this decision, and retrospectively, I am convinced this is one of the best decisions we made to ensure the quality of the game.â€
I can say I’m enthused that development of the PC version wasn’t in house, but by all accounts Nixxes has done a superb job; The game scored 94% in PC Gamer and earned the magazine’s Editor’s choice award. I’ll be playing the game on PC, using a 360 gamepad if it’s supported well enough. Mouse and Keyboard purists be damned!
Source : Gamespy
Last Updated: August 15, 2011