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Old Sep 12, 2011, 05:56 PM   #1
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Coming to Mac This Winter






Deus Ex: Human Revolution is coming to the Mac this winter, according to Feral Interactive, a publishing company dedicated to bringing game titles to the Mac:
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It's just emerged from the Feral laboratories that the Mac has been wheeled into the operating theatre for an extreme gaming enhancement with Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the critically-acclaimed prequel to the legendary Deus Ex.

Players control ex-SWAT commander Adam Jensen, who is forced to undergo cybernetic augmentation and thrown into the heart of a global conspiracy. He finds himself in a world where only those who adapt survive.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is one of the biggest games of 2011, released for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. Pricing, system requirements and delivery mechanism will be announced later this year.

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Old Sep 12, 2011, 06:00 PM   #2
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Fantastic news for the Mac. This is a AAA title and it's getting it in a reasonable time frame. Mac gaming seems to be on the rise despite Apple, not because of them.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 06:08 PM   #3
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And like all other of Feral's Mac ports it disappointingly won't be available on Steam.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 06:09 PM   #4
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Agreed, top news and good effort by Feral. However, as much as Apple refuse to really give themselves to the gaming world I can't blame them as the competition from Bootcamp and consoles just makes it financially unviable.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 06:14 PM   #5
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Fantastic news for the Mac. This is a AAA title and it's getting it in a reasonable time frame. Mac gaming seems to be on the rise despite Apple, not because of them.
Apple seems to be becoming more aware of the fact that people want to game on their computers though. OpenGL 3.2 is finally available in Lion. It's hard to say where they'll go from here, but I have high hopes they'll get at the very least to 3.3, and maybe 4.0. They essentially went from 2.1 to 3.2, which they've never done before, so at this point it's anyone's guess.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 06:15 PM   #6
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If I purchased the game on Steam, will I be able to play on Mac without repurchasing? It seems the answer is probably that I'd have to repurchase the game (how else if Feral Interactive going to make money?) but thought I'd ask anyway.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 06:15 PM   #7
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Uh? Is that Human Evolution, or Revolution as the image reads?
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 06:18 PM   #8
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If I purchased the game on Steam, will I be able to play on Mac without repurchasing? It seems the answer is probably that I'd have to repurchase the game (how else if Feral Interactive going to make money?) but thought I'd ask anyway.
Any SteamPlay game (mac/PC compatible) is instantly available for your macs if you downloaded the PC version. It does seem odd, but that's how Valve decided to roll that feature out.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 06:21 PM   #9
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Any SteamPlay game (mac/PC compatible) is instantly available for your macs if you downloaded the PC version. It does seem odd, but that's how Valve decided to roll that feature out.
But do we know if Feral is going to support Steamplay here, or even if they're going to make it available on Steam at all?

(sorry if it's a dumb question, I'm pretty ignorant about Steam)
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 06:25 PM   #10
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The game uses Steamworks on the PC side, so it's likely there will be a Steam version. However, this doesn't guarantee it'll be SteamPlay (I hope so--I already bought the PC version and won't buy it again).

Of course, Aspyr sells a steamworks (and multiplayer)-less version of Civ V on the App Store, so Feral could do the same. That would mean axing the achievements though.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 06:29 PM   #11
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The game uses Steamworks on the PC side, so it's likely there will be a Steam version. However, this doesn't guarantee it'll be SteamPlay (I hope so--I already bought the PC version and won't buy it again).

Of course, Aspyr sells a steamworks (and multiplayer)-less version of Civ V on the App Store, so Feral could do the same. That would mean axing the achievements though.
Thanks for that. That helps me make sense of it.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 06:29 PM   #12
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After beating it on the PC, I spent a bit of effort trying to get it to run on my Mac... I tried WINE and even Parallels. It only ran in Parallels, but the performance is less than ideal. Out of desperation, I even tried it out on Onlive. Yuck.

I liked the game a lot, and honestly, I'll pay for it again if they don't use Steamplay (which they likely won't).

Amazing news... I just wish they'd give the same treatment to bf3 and swtor.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 06:37 PM   #13
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Amazing news... I just wish they'd give the same treatment to bf3 and swtor.
Amen. The whole "PC only" idea seems a bit antiquated right now; there's as many Macs as PCs on my college campus, so surely there's a market out there.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 06:49 PM   #14
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Thanks for that. That helps me make sense of it.
Just an addendum: It probably won't be on Steam, just the MAS. They ported Borderlands which I didn't realize does use Steamworks on the PC side.
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Amen. The whole "PC only" idea seems a bit antiquated right now; there's as many Macs as PCs on my college campus, so surely there's a market out there.
Agreed. Sure, Apple could put in a bit more effort (OpenGL 4, pay publishers to port their games in exchange for a percentage of sales, make something like an iMac with a desktop gfx card, etc) and I hope we get there one day... but I think we're still years away.

If Apple was a bit more pro-gaming, it'd help too... at times, it feels like we're all alone out here
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 06:59 PM   #16
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Great news! I hope the game gets 5.1/7.1 surround support, via the thunderbolt/ATI HDMI output.
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Glad to see this.

The game is EXCELLENT (been running it in Bootcamp), and a worthy sequel to the original (we'll pretend the second game, Invisible War, never happened). It's one of the finest games created in several years, and compared to Mac titles, DX:HR may well be one of the best games released in the past decade. Anyone with even a PASSING interest should be excited to pick this up when it launches! You'll love it.

(Can you tell I'm a fan? NO game anywhere has ever matched the original's depth and potential, so this is really exciting.)
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Agreed. Sure, Apple could put in a bit more effort (OpenGL 4, pay publishers to port their games in exchange for a percentage of sales, make something like an iMac with a desktop gfx card, etc) and I hope we get there one day... but I think we're still years away.

If Apple was a bit more pro-gaming, it'd help too... at times, it feels like we're all alone out here
Apple is a hardware company and they can't (or will not) compete on price. A pro-gaming attitude would not help Apple earn more money (i.e. people will keep buying gaming PCs because of the price differential).
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 07:15 PM   #19
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Will it work on Macbook Air

I have a bad feeling that it will not work on Macbook Air 2011. Windows version did not work on my air 2011.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 07:22 PM   #20
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I installed Windows(Bootcamp) and it runs perfect so it'll be great to not boot into windows to play it
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 08:31 PM   #21
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Cool beans yo. Fantastic game...feels so wonderfully PC (which is a huge compliment in a sea of console mediocrity). Glad to see Mac folks get it.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 08:54 PM   #22
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Good news, you can play it on a Mac right now.

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Old Sep 12, 2011, 09:16 PM   #23
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But will it be a native or cider port, this is the question. Maybe if more titles start creeping onto the platform, Apple will be more interested in bringing the OpenGL up to speed, maybe they should license DirectX from MS :P
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Steam Play or App Store? I'll probably end up buying it on PS3 either way.
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Steam Play or App Store? I'll probably end up buying it on PS3 either way.
I am hoping steam but i think that it will be App Store.
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