Insert your best “I didn’t ask for this” joke here, friends. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the follow-up to Human Revolution, his incurred a delay. The game, once supposed to release in February of next year, will now ship on August 23, 2016.
The news comes by way of the game’s official site, which is actually being hammered with traffic so hard right now that it’s not pulling up for most. On that site, Eidos Montreal lead David Anfossi explains the delay.
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.
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.
The upside for this comes two-fold, really. First, if Eidos needs more time to make a better game, it’s good that they take it. Second, early 2016 is already pretty darn crowded. Seeing this game in late August of next year might be a nice way to break out of the summer gaming rut.
We’ll have more on this one as it comes.