With the advent of Windows 10 Operating system, DirectX 12 will be the focus of Next-generation gaming. Developer Eidos-Montreal announces that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will support Microsoft’s DirectX 12. In addition, the game optimization has been given to the AMD’s Game Evolved camp, so the game will also support AMD hair effects –TressFX 3.0 technology.
Deus Ex: Divided Mankind will support DirectX 12, as well as the AMD TressFX 3.0
Deus Ex: Divided Mankind takes place in 2029, two years after the events of the Human Revolution and the atrocious ‘Aug Incident’ in Panchaea, which resulted in the deaths of millions of people by those who imposed cyber increases. This event created a great divide between those who have cyber increases and those without. In this emotional turmoil there are several factions seeking to manipulate public opinion to cyber increases in humans, answering own interests and to hide the truth of what really happened. In addition to a new storyline, which apparently will be strengthened as the game quality, use of Dawn engine will support for Microsoft DX12, as well as AMD’s TressFX 3.0 hair effects, other technologies yet to be announced.
AMD’s TressFX 3.0 technology was actually released some time ago, AMD last year’s Omega driver has supported TressFX 3.0 effects, but we have not seen its real implementation in games. Previously AMD sent a proposal for The Witcher 3 to persuade developers to use special effects, but CD Projekt Red said too late, they are using NVIDIA’s Hairworks.
Compared with the Tomb Raider in the use of first-generation TressFX effects, version 3.0 TressFX will support more rendering, which is not limited to a human hair, but also all kinds of hair, animal hairs can also be rendered with this technology also rendering speed is now faster.
The most crucial point is that, compared with the controversial NVIDIA Hairworks effects, AMD’s TressFX effects are open to developers, source code is open source, allowing developers more freedom to use, there is no black-box operation.