Deus Ex: Mankind Divided release date delayed until summer 2016

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been delayed until August 23 on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One, Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have announced.

Originally due for release in February next year, the hotly anticipated sequel has been pushed back in order to afford the developers more time to fine-tune the experience, according to David Anfossi, studio head at Eidos Montreal. "As we are now playing through the game in full," he said, adding, "we can see that it will require more time in post-production for tuning, iterations and refinement to meet our high standards."

Prior to the delay, it was reported that the PS4 version of the game will be locked at 30fps. Whether or not that will change given the extra six months of development time remains to be seen, however. The game takes place in the year 2029 in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, two years after the events of the Human Revolution. Players once again step into the shoes of Adam Jensen, now working for an international coalition to thwart terrorist attacks. 

Despite being among the most anticipated game releases of 2016, Mankind Divided caused controversy earlier this year due to a pre-order initiative that employed a tiered reward system. This would have allowed customers to choose what content they received depending on what global tier the level of pre-orders had reached, although due to negative feedback from gamers the scheme was later scrapped. Instead, all pre-order content is now being made available to anyone who purchases the Day-One Edition of Mankind Divided.

Have a look at the latest Deus Ex: Mankind Divided screenshots. 

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