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'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' Delayed To August 23, 2016

Back at E3, we checked out some early gameplay footage of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which was supposed to keep fans entertained (along with other trailers) until the game's release date of February 23, 2016. However, the wait is now considerably longer, as the game is delayed by six months with a new release date of August 23, 2016.

According to David Anfossi, the head of the development team at Eidos-Montreal, the reason for the delay is in the game's post-production phase. Anfossi said the team will need more time for "tuning, iterations, and refinement to meet our high standards." Anfossi added that the team wanted to not only meet the expectation of the game being a worthy sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but to exceed those expectations.

There's no doubt that fans will be disappointed about the long delay, but it's not the first time this game frustrated its fanbase. Its pre-order promotion, called "Augment Your Pre-Order," was supposed to encourage people to reserve their copy of the game in advance with multiple tier rewards, based on the number of people who pre-ordered it. However, there wasn't enough progress past the first reward, and the promotion was eventually canceled after about a month.

The delay to August also means that we'll probably see more of the game at trade shows next year -- most notably, E3. Various footage between now and release day should show more progress in development, especially in the areas that Anfossi mentioned were the reason for the delay.

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  • dstarr3
    "There’s no doubt that fans will be disappointed about the long delay..."

    They shouldn't be. They should be thrilled. Fans will be excited that the devs are taking their time to make the game as good as it should be. Only plebs will be angry that they can't get their gratification as soon as possible.
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  • Vesalius1
    I honestly was surprised how soon the original release date was after the games announcement. Not angry, because I'm not surprised. It already looks gorgeous, hope it will be well optimized...

    However, I will listen to future gameplay trailers at 60fps to see if Adam sounds like a suave Mickey mouse.... :p
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  • MannyBones
    "'There’s no doubt that fans will be disappointed about the long delay...'

    They shouldn't be. They should be thrilled. Fans will be excited that the devs are taking their time to make the game as good as it should be. Only plebs will be angry that they can't get their gratification as soon as possible. "

    Anyone disappointed by 6 months needs to talk to a Half-Life fan.
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  • Jake Hall
    God damn it!
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  • giorov
    Yay!, I need time to play the games I'm already working on anyway lol
    I hope they add some tessellation and more DX12 features too. :3
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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    They shouldn't be. They should be thrilled. Fans will be excited that the devs are taking their time to make the game as good as it should be. Only plebs will be angry that they can't get their gratification as soon as possible.

    Correct. I was annoyed at first, but then I remembered that I still haven't even started Witcher 3, might want to get Fallout 4 and there will be Mirror's Edge 2 in the summer. Deus Ex: Human Revolution, as great as it was, had some major stuff cut out of it (whole another city to visit, Bombay IIRC, which was half-finished even) to meet the release date. If they can avoid that with Mankind Divided, that would be great. And yeah, more DX12 goodness can't hurt :D
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  • j5689
    Works out perfectly, more time to play XCOM which comes out in February. I was worried I might have to choose between the two lol. Then there's still something to look forward to in the summer and it should be amazing by then
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  • BrutalAttis
    I applaud developers that can wait to release a game rather that release with too many bugs. I have reach a point that I will wait 1-3 months after a game release before getting it and only after reading if the game is stable. I have been burnt once too many by crappy AAA releases. A smooth game play experience is so much more satisfying that dealing with crashes and having read and hunt for some bizarre work around to solved whatever bug you encounter.
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  • GObonzo
    "There’s no doubt that fans will be disappointed about the long delay..."
    They shouldn't be. They should be thrilled. Fans will be excited that the devs are taking their time to make the game as good as it should be. Only plebs will be angry that they can't get their gratification as soon as possible.
    of course any fan of the series or of good games like these will be disappointed and yes, you should be. but given the choice to play a rushed out bugged version or a finished and polished working version hopefully all would choose the latter. if i didn't have 6 other games lined up already i would like to see the original planned release as a beta, but as it is i'm sure i will have plenty to keep me busy until next summer.
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  • alidan
    "There’s no doubt that fans will be disappointed about the long delay..."
    They shouldn't be. They should be thrilled. Fans will be excited that the devs are taking their time to make the game as good as it should be. Only plebs will be angry that they can't get their gratification as soon as possible.
    of course any fan of the series or of good games like these will be disappointed and yes, you should be. but given the choice to play a rushed out bugged version or a finished and polished working version hopefully all would choose the latter. if i didn't have 6 other games lined up already i would like to see the original planned release as a beta, but as it is i'm sure i will have plenty to keep me busy until next summer.

    considering many bugs aren't game breaking, i would rather have it sooner and have it patched for 6 months than wait... how do i know when im going to die?
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