As one of the big titles that was expected to release in the beginning of next year, the long-awaited follow-up Deus Ex: Mankind Divided was previously targeting a release of February 2016, though a new update from developer Eidos Montreal has revealed the cyberpunk action title will be seeing a six-month delay.
A new update from Eidos Montreal on the game’s official website has revealed that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be delayed to August 23rd, 2016, with the newly-announced release date marking a full six months from its originally-targeted February 2016 release.
The update on the title’s new release date arrived from Eidos Montreal studio head David Anfossi, citing that the studio “will require more time in post-production for tuning, iterations, and refinement to meet our high standards.” The full message from Anfossi is posted below:
“As you may have already seen by reading and watching the many previews for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, our aim is for it to be a worthy successor to Human Revolution, and to improve upon that game in every way possible. I know that expectations are extremely high, and we not only want to meet those expectations, but exceed them.
We’re confident and proud of the game so far. However, as we are not 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. In order to achieve this, we need to move the release of the game to August 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 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.”
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on August 23rd, 2016.