Deus Ex: Mankind Divided release date pushed back, Jensen makes the interweb cry


Bad news, cyberpunk shooter fans. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been delayed by six months. Adam Jensen’s sci-fi adventure was originally supposed to launch on February 23rd, but developer Eidos-Montreal has just announced the game has now been pushed back until August 23rd.

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Here’s a statement from head of studio David Anfossi, where he discusses the reason for the pesky postponement:

“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.”

“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 August 23rd, 2016.”

“We are sorry to disappoint you with this news, and also thank you for all of your support and comments. 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.”

I have to say, the news has left me pretty bummed. Human Revolution is one of my favourite games of the past five years – Jensen’s lead-throated delivery turns my knees to absolute mush. February is usually pretty lean in terms of new releases, so it’s a shame we won’t have Adam’s robo hands to warm us through those cold, augmented nights.

Here’s hoping Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is polished to an insane degree when it releases next August. Now excuse me while I slip off to daydream about Jensen’s velvety larynx.