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The next Mantle API game is Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

By Scorpus
Apr 14, 2014
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  1. AMD has scored another win for their Mantle API, with upcoming title Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth to support it alongside DirectX 11. Previous Civilization titles, such as Civilization V, were reasonably CPU intensive, so the reduced CPU overhead and lower-level...

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  2. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,191   +590

    Now that's a game that could really utilize the low level support.
     
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  3. Revolution 11

    Revolution 11 TS Enthusiast Posts: 40

    It's good that they are using the tools available to make the game faster. Too few devs do that anyway. But what I am wondering is why Civ 5 was so goddamn slow in the first place.

    What on earth is happening underneath the engine and UI that requires that much CPU power. The previous Civs did not need a super-powerful CPU and it is not like Civ 5 has ground-breaking AI.
     
  4. Civ 5 is creating a matrix for all those citizens you are toying with, cruel bastard.
     
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,519   +2,062

    Oh well this doesn't affect me at all, I don't use an AMD card and this is not the type of game I would be interested in but I hope it benefits AMD users and fans of these types of games.
     
  6. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 708   +168

    I always thought Civilization was really boring.
     
  7. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,915   +537

    I really like this type of games. hopefully they will release another good game.
     
  8. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,915   +537

    ci 5 uses a new engine that was "finished" a year and a half into the production of the game. I'm sure they still have tons of optimization they could have done.
    here is a link that describes what they did together with intel (it's really interesting) :
    https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/sid-meier-s-civilization-v-finds-the-graphics-sweet-spot
    this one is dev video about the game engine:
    http://www.gdcvault.com/play/1012192/Firaxis-Civilization-V-A-Case

    the video is really cool. you'll see immediately where mantle will shine.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2014
  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Eh I personally think Civ 5 is kind of boring when compared to Civ 3 and 4, I don't know what about it makes it more boring though. That said, I am really excited for this since the series really needs a fresh take.
     

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