Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is Delayed to August 23, 2016

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Square Enix has delayed Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

The game will forgo its February 23rd release date, for one on August 23rd of next year.

You can find the entire message from Eidos Montreal studio head David Anfossi below:

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 not 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.

—David Anfossi – Eidos Montreal Head of Studio

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  1. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    November 18, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Good. If the game isn’t up to snuff, it should be delayed, not just extensively patched so that the game kind of hangs together after release like so many games seem to be these days.

  2. Neojames82
    November 18, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Wow, that is a hell of a delay for a AAA game. Guessing it did not get a great reception when it was previewed. But hey, nice to see once in a great while that a major publisher actually heavily delays a game and not push it out for profits.

  3. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 18, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Good! Hopefully the game won’t be crap.

  4. British_Otaku
    November 18, 2015 at 11:50 am

    And that the PC version will be good, it isn’t just that the series has some PC legacy to live up to but also how the last high profile sequel delayed for a year had a terrible port (Arkham Knight).

  5. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    November 18, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Hopefully during that time they can replace that obscuring HUD with something else.

  6. uncle_alfred
    November 18, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Usually i am okay with delays (to some degree), but i am literally hurting from laughter right now, i wonder what would they done if they persisted in their AUGMENT YOUR PREORDER™ scheme, it had earlier launch as incentive didn’t it? And now i only wonder if they are not delaying it so they could launch it witch a lot of day one DLC’s instead.

  7. NuclearCherries
    November 18, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    I hope the game will be as good as they can make it. That is the important part.

  8. Jack
    November 18, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    alright i guess

  9. dogmentation
    November 18, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    ‘Cause they know people will still be playing Fallout 4 in February, and after Tomb Raider got spanked for its audacity, Squenidos wants to keep that beast at arm’s length.

    …I’m just kidding. It’s actually punishment for not Augmenting your Preorder.

  10. Obbliglol
    November 18, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I don’t care. Take an extra year for all I care, just release a finished, polished, bug-free product and I will happily give you my shekels. I’m still annoyed that the PC director’s cut of Deus Ex is choppy as hell.

  11. kunuri
    November 18, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Punishing us for not pre-ordering, eh?

  12. CupcakeShogun
    November 18, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    I’d be more upset if there weren’t a butt tonne of games coming out around its original release date.

  13. Annie T. Mood
    Annie T. Mood
    November 18, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Rather sad times when it’s fine and has more reason now for games’ release to be delayed.

  14. Madbrainbox
    November 19, 2015 at 4:33 am

    I think the backlash for the “augment your preorder” bullshit was a little too much.They have another year to polish it and come up with a marketing strategy that doesn’t suck.

  15. Artivous Ira
    Artivous Ira
    November 19, 2015 at 4:47 am

    This is smart. To much stuff is coming out around that time. To much competition. This way they can regroup, polish, and give a stronger marketing push.