Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is full of all sorts of strange allegories around prejudice. The game expects us to be surprised that people are distrusting and fearful of the augmented humans that could kill them in a heartbeat with their swiss army penis augmentation, when the augmented humans did in fact try and kill all of the regular folk towards the end of Deus Ex: Human Revolution where a broadcasted signal – a bit like in Kingsman: The Secret Service – sent them all into a murderous rage. (Sorry, spoilers.)
It’s certainly a strange thing, but if you can get your head around it (read: suspend your disbelief, ignore the pseudo-lofty stupidness, and generally crack on with things) then it’s a rather excellent game.
Square Enix and Eidos Montreal are helping to break down another prejudice however, with the help of producer Feral Interactive – the notion that you don’t get to play great, modern games on Mac and Linux systems – by augmenting Deus Ex: Mankind Divided with Mac and Linux versions.
There are no system specs published yet for the Deux Ex: Mankind Divided Mac and Linux versions, though we’d wager that it would run fairly poorly on any Apple hardware with integrated graphics. As with most releases you should still be able to play it on sensible resolutions with the detail turned down, but don’t think about pushing that Retina display to its limit without a dedicated graphics card.
Feral Interactive do have great pedigree with bringing PC games to their less-favoured cousins, including Life Is Strange, XCOM 2, Tomb Raider and an assortment of Total War titles – with Total War: Warhammer also in the works right now – so it’s fair to say the Mankind Divided Mac and Linux release is in good hands.
There’s no firm release date either, but according to Feral Interactive, we should be expecting to see the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Mac and Linux versions before the end of the year.