Square Enix’s recent announcement of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been received with great interest, despite an early leak somewhat ruining their ambitious viral announcement on Twitch, which saw a hostage being tormented over the course of several days. Unfortunately though, we won’t get to play it this year, which Square Enix confirmed during their E3 conference.
Fortunately, the wait isn’t nearly as bad as some of the other games showcased at E3 this year. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is expected to launch before the end of Square Enix’s current fiscal year, so it will likely be available to the public before the end of March, placing it in Q1 2016, assuming there are no unexpected delays.
A direct follow-up to 2011’s well-received Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided once again stars Adam Jensen, with the game taking place in 2029, two years after the conclusion of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. After a horrific attack by augmented individuals, Jensen finds himself caught up in an intensified hatred for unnatural humans, with shadowy forces aiming to use the chaos for their own agenda.
As with its predecessor, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will make this key philosophical struggle part of the story and part of the gameplay, with players able to outfit Adam Jensen as either an all-natural professional, or an augmented cybernetic killing machine. The game will also continue to unfold as a unique blend of first-person shooter, stealth game, and action-RPG.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is in development for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Keep augmenting Eggplante for all news and updates on the Deus Ex games.