Deus Ex: Mankind Divided finally has a release date and along with it a unique, nearly indecipherable, pre-order scheme.
The game will have four pre-order tiers that each have their own rewards, including in-game content and digital extras.
The fifth tier, though, is the one most people will care about. If enough people pre-order the game, Eidos Montreal will release the game four days early.
It’s unclear right now – especially since the pre-order website is down as of the time of this writing – exactly how the whole thing is structured. It looks like it might be cumulative, but each tier has a few different items, meaning it’s likely we’re going to be forced to pick and choose what we get no matter what.
Here’s the thing. They say they’re releasing it four days early if enough people pre-order, but what it really means is that if the game isn’t popular enough, they’ll hold it hostage for four extras days. They must be quite confident in their progress on the game, though. A promise to release a game four days early based on the number of pre-orders is only good until they break the promise to delay the game – Eidos is playing with fire with this reward unless the game is all but done at this point.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided hits PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on February 23. Or February 19, maybe?