It’s official. The highly anticipated next installment of the Deus Ex video game franchise, Deus Ex Mankind Divided, has had its release date pushed back from February 2016 to later that same year in August. The announcement was made by Eidos on the official Deus Ex Mankind Divided website and Twitter page.
The release date for the game was originally set for February 23, 2016. Now it’s been moved back six months to August 23, 2016. Per Eidos Montreal head David Anfossi: “As you may have already seen by reading and watching the many previews for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, our aim is for it to be a worthy successor to Human Revolution, and to improve upon that game in every way possible. I know that expectations are extremely high, and we not only want to meet those expectations, but exceed them.”
It seems the delay was brought about in seeing that the game needed more time in post-production for tuning, iterations and refinement. Anfossi added: “We’re confident and proud of the game so far. However, as we are now playing through the game in full we can see that it will require more time in post-production for tuning, iterations and refinement to meet our high standards. In order to achieve this, we need to move the release of the game to 23 August 2016. We are sorry to disappoint you with this news. This game is a huge part of our lives and we don’t want to compromise on its quality. So please be patient with us a little longer, and thanks as always for your passion and support–through thick and thin. It’s a huge responsibility to work on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided–we know, but also a huge privilege. We’re determined to deliver the best game we can.”
Hopefully, the six-month delay means players will get the most polished gameplay experience possibe, and the game won’t require massive patch fixes the day of release. Deus Ex Mankind Divided will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.