Eidos-Montreal announced Wednesday that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been delayed until August 23rd, 2016. Originally, we were given a February release date, but thankfully, Eidos-Montreal isn’t satisfied with releasing a game with poor quality.
Mankind Divided has already experienced a bit of controversy with its “Augment Your Pre-Order” program, and now it seems a bit more turbulence has hit the game’s development.
Studio head David Anfossi, in a blog post on the game’s website, cited the following reasons for the sudden delay:
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.
David Anfossi – Eidos-Montreal Head of Studio
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will serve as a followup to 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the second game in the revived series. While we never like to wait longer for an anticipated title such as Mankind Divided, its clear that we would all like to play the best version of it.
How do you feel about the latest delay? Let us know in the comments below!