Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition, Steamworks & PC Support

The revolution may not be televised, but the human revolution will be digitized, as Eidos-Montreal announces plans to digitally distribute Deus Ex: Human Revolution through Steam, adding that the action/RPG prequel will support Steamworks features like auto-updating, Steam Achievements and the Steam Cloud upon its release this August. They also announce that in addition to the standard game, Steam will offer an "augmented edition," which will include a digital art book, a "making of" special, trailers, an animated storyboard of the CGI trailer, a motion graphic novel, the soundtrack, and a free download of the Deus Ex Game of the Year Edition. They say prepurchases are now being accepted, though a glance at the Deus Ex: Human Revolution on Steam Page shows this is premature, but when prepurchases are enabled, they will be at a discount for a limited time: The standard game will be $44.99 USD, and the Augmented Edition will be $53.99 USD. Eidos-Montreal also offers a few documents on PC-specific features: This article describes support for AMD Eyefinity, AMD HD3D technology, and DirectX 11, this tech Q&A discusses those elements in more depth, and this internal Q&A explores the challenges of making the Windows version of Human Revolution live up to the PC roots of the Deus Ex series, in spite of being a multiplatform game. Finally, these screenshots offer a couple of shots from the PC edition and one of the game in Eyefinity mode spread across three monitors.
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May 6, 2011, 14:15
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Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition, Steamworks, & PC Support May 6, 2011, 14:15
May 6, 2011, 14:15
DG
 
- UI designed for PC, check
- Controls revamp for M+KB, check
- Utilising current PC graphics, check
- Sophisticated gameplay... claimed, but TBD

Hmm, they're at least talking-the-talk for a good multi-platform.

- Pre-order benefits not being game content, check
- Steam distribution, check
- Not a buggy POS... TBD

Looking positive.

Very wary of cover system though. I'm sure I recall seeing one done very well but generally I hate it.

Undecided whether to go for the 10% pre-order discount or wait until some people have played it. I guess verdict might be difficult to gauge as I may well enjoy a game despite lots of negativity simply due to it not being true to a rose-tinted memory of DX.
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