Steam users who have purchased Deus Ex: Mankind Divided express concerns over the game, which is currently having numerous issues with its PC version.
The Deus Ex series is one that has always dared to discuss the boundaries between man and machine, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is no different. The game, as the title may suggest, focuses on the friction found between technology and nature. Unfortunately, it looks as though the title is exploring these themes in a way that Eidos Montreal would not have wanted, as the PC version of the game is suffering from a multitude of problems at launch.
As it turns out, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is causing its PC players a lot of issues in the immediate post-release window. Among the main complaints about the game are the title’s low frame rate, mouse acceleration, and numerous crashes. The multitude of problems with the title have caused the game’s developers to publish a post on its known issues over on Steam.
It looks as though Eidos Montreal is already hard at work on some of the problems with the game, however. The developer is suggesting some advice to those suffering from performance issues, including updating drivers and using 1080p resolution. That said, a number of other problems – including those struggling with mouse acceleration and with startup crashes – are currently only listed as “under investigation.”
Alongside these performance issues and crashes, there is another reason why Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is struggling in terms of Steam feedback. Pre-order customers have been dismayed to find that some of the items in their bonuses, specifically those found in the Covert Agent Pack, are one-use only. This means that once the player has used that item in question, such as ammo or credits, they will not be able to be used in another playthrough.
These items appear to be one-use only because of their status as objects that are available through the game’s microtransactions – although this itself has caused some concern for those who have purchased the game. This is hardly the only time the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has courted controversy over its business model, either. After all, although the scheme was eventually cancelled, many will vividly remember the title’s infamous ‘augment your preorder’ system.
So far, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has received plenty of praise for its gameplay and setting, but these PC and DLC issues will hardly endear the game to those interested in purchasing it. Unless Square Enix and Eidos Montreal are quick to address the PC issues in particular, the title could end up joining the likes of Batman: Arkham Knight in PC gaming’s bad books. Unfortunately, this problem with PC releases seems to be an ongoing issue with high-profile games – as seen with the launch of No Man’s Sky. Hopefully, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided players will be able to enjoy the game without errors soon enough.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.