Despite the fact that the PC versions of games are usually the best versions to come out, they’re sometimes not given the same treatment as their console counterparts. In the past, PC ports have experienced everything from skipping physical releases, to being delayed until long after the other versions. And even after launch their could be a myriad of problems.
The blame, for lack of a better word, can largely be placed on development, as it isn’t as simple and straightforward as many may think. In some cases, a second team is brought on to bring the PC port to completion, and that alone can draw out some hesitation from PC gamers. Because if it’s not the main developer working on the game, how could it possibly feel like the same game from start to finish?
The performance and overall quality of the final PC release ultimately varies from game to game, developer to developer, but while it’s easy to be negative when an upcoming game is handed off to another team, they should still be given a chance. Especially when they have experience working on previous games in the same franchise.
Such is the case with the PC version of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which won’t be handled in its entirety by Eidos-Montreal. Old friends of the company, Nixxes Software, are stepping in to help out, and they’ve got their fair share of experience.
As Nixxes announced on their website:
“Nixxes Software is proud to announce that we’re working on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™ for PC.
We have teamed up with our long term partners at Eidos-Montréal to create the best experience for Adam Jensen’s latest adventure, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on PC.”
If you find yourself wondering why you’ve heard of Nixxes before, the studio’s worked on several PC ports over the last 15 years, including Tomb Raider (many Tomb Raiders, in fact), Hitman Absolution, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. They know their way around PC development, and their familiarity with the Deus Ex series should ease any concerns held by fans.
Perhaps Nixxes will even add to the jokes that have been made about the similarities between Mankind Divided and Black Ops 3.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has yet to receive a release date, but the game is set to come to the PC (obviously), PS4, and Xbox One. Be sure to try a no-kill run when it finally comes out.
Source: Nixxes Software