Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision users were very happy to learn that Deus-Ex Human Revolution now supports GeForce 3D Vision as well. More than that, instead of being a driver implementation, Deus-Ex is using Nvidia’s quad-buffer equivalent to AMD’s HD3D. The results are very similar to what AMD’s HD3D offers with the same levels of visual flexibility.
While this isn’t a deal breaker for Nvidia users, there are some anomalies that aren’t in the HD3D version. For example, in some instances, there are missing (or strangely added – hard to tell) textures on certain wall panels in some levels. It’s unclear if Deus-Ex would need a further patch to fix – not a big deal, though.
Dynamic Digital Depth sent us a beta driver which has a lot of potential, and also needs a lot of work. DirectX 11 support is a write-off because lighting problems are too pronounced, and the driver scrapes away so much of what makes DirectX 11 look interesting that it isn’t even worth trying.
For the fellow 3D gamers out there, it will leave you expecting more. Despite its potential, Deus-Ex doesn’t exemplify what makes 3D gaming fun and great, and its best hope in accomplishing this will likely come from a stereoscopic 3D driver rather than what the game developer originally had in mind.