The worst news you’ll hear all week (hopefully): we all have to wait a little bit longer to play the new Deus Ex game Mankind Divided.
Square Enix announced in a blog post today that the highly anticipated PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC shooter/role-playing game Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been delayed to August 23, 2016. The publisher originally scheduled it to come out February 23, 2016.
“We’re confident and proud of the game so far,” the blog post states. “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.”
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is yet another big release delayed. It follows the likes of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. Publishers typically want to release games as soon as they can, but they also want to avoid backlash from gamers. Deus Ex is one of the most beloved game franchises, so if the latest instalment was released with bugs or unplayable (I’m looking at you Assassin’s Creed: Unity), the backlash could be seriously detrimental to the franchise.
Hopefully this delay means Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has a healthy launch and is released when it’s completed. Though, I guess we will find out come August 2016.
Watch the world premiere demo for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided below and pray that this game doesn’t get lost in development hell.