It is indeed a sad day. Eidos Montreal has just announced that Deus Ex Mankind Divided has been delayed by at least six months. Let's take a moment's silence...
The ambitious game is a sequel to the most excellent Deus Ex Human Revolution and a continuation of the famed RPG set in a details dystopian future world. It would tell the story of Adam Jensen in a world where the augmented people of the world are caught in a battle with those who have chosen to remain fully human - while you also sneak and shoot and talk your way into and out of various situations.
In a blog post, studio head CEO David Anfossi has confirmed the new release date of August 23rd 2016, moving from February:
"We're confident and prouid 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 refinements to meet our high standards. In order to achive this, we need to move the release of the game to Augsut 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 dont 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."
No studio takes a delay lightly, just purely in terms of the extra costs involved, and this must have been a hard decisions for Eidos Montreal. We're always wary when a delay of this sort happens so close to the release and it's not the only issue this game has had to date, including an ill advised preorder campaign. But let's hope the final product is worth the wait.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on the 23rd of August 2016. Probably.