It was announced by Square Enix that the next game in the Deus Ex franchise, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been delayed until later in 2016.

It was stated on the game’s official site, that the delay is due to the team not wanting to compromise on quality and their vision for the game.  Deus Ex: Mankind Divided was slated to release 23 February 2016, but will now be releasing 23 August 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

David Anfossl, Head of the Eidos Montreal studio made the following statement:

“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.”

What has been shown of Deus Ex: Humankind Divided has really intrigued me, the story sounds interesting and visually the game looks really good. I don’t mind the delay, as long as the extra development time is used to make the game even better and iron out any bugs. I’m looking forward to get my hands on the game in August 2016.

Below is a gameplay trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided:

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