AMD Partners with CAPCOM, Rebellion and Ubisoft for Resident Evil 2, Strange Brigade and The Division 2
During a panel hosted at the E3 2018 Coliseum, Scott Herkelman, Vice President and General Manager of Radeon Gaming at AMD, announced a partnership with Ubisoft on Tom Clancy's The Division 2, due on March 15th, 2019. This is a departure from the first game, which was optimized for NVIDIA cards and even included several GameWorks features. However, AMD and Ubisoft seemed to have gotten close again recently after Far Cry 5 was also optimized for AMD cards.
Herkelman couldn't provide more details yet on this partnership for The Division 2, though we do know the game should require DirectX 12 compatible hardware according to the Steam page.
However, he was able to confirm two additional partnerships with Rebellion Developments for Strange Brigade and with CAPCOM for Resident Evil 2 remake. This isn't the first time AMD partners with Rebellion, as their Sniper Elite III was one of the very few games which supported the now-defunct Mantle API while Sniper Elite 4 supported DirectX 12. The same can likely be expected for Strange Brigade, due to be available on August 28th with a built-in benchmark.
Perhaps more surprisingly, Herkelman also welcomed CAPCOM Producer Peter Fabiano on stage, who revealed that the Resident Evil 2 remake (launching on January 25th, 2019) will support DirectX 12 and FreeSync 2.
In other AMD news, a new Radeon Adrenalin Edition driver (18.6.1) is available now with performance optimization for Warhammer: Vermintide 2.
Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 Highlights
- Warhammer: Vermintide 2
- Up to 9% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 on the Radeon™ RX Vega 56 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.2 at 2560x1440 (1440p).
- Up to 10% faster performance using Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1 on the Radeon™ RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.2 at 2560x1440 (1440p).
- Subnautica may experience a black screen on launch or during gameplay.
- Sea of Thieves may experience a crash or hang while playing in the Cannon Cove area.
- Desktop may not be visible or may appear out of the display area when using 8K resolution on Radeon Pro Duo.
- World of Tanks may experience square corruption on some ground textures in multi GPU system configurations.
- Middle Earth: Shadow of War may experience flickering in some game menus or when configuring displays when using multi GPU system configurations.
- World of Warcraft may experience flickering on the minimap in multi GPU system configurations.