Eidos Montreal has decided to delay Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to August 23rd, 2016. Why? Because they felt it needed more polish and shine after they played through it and realized that it was not going to be proper and ready for its original February, 2016 window.
Press A To Join did a brief write-up on the delay, pointing to a statement released by Eidos Montreal’s studio head, David Anfossi, who wrote…
“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 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. In order to achieve this we need to move the release of the game to August 23rd, 2016.”
The game was originally scheduled to launch on February 23rd, 2016, but it’s now being pushed back from a winter 2016 release all the way to a summer 2016 release. The game is scheduled to run at 30fps on both the Xbox One and PS4, but you can expect some sexy as all get out 60fps gaming on the PC version.
The title houses an all new take on endings, where the decisions that players make throughout the game will determine the ending as opposed to having a multiple choice selection of those endings. That sounds ambitious and I’m glad they’re going this way about it to really push the boundaries on next-gen gaming.
I can easily see how the game could require more refinement before its intended February launch given that Eidos probably doesn’t want their game releasing with all the glitches that are as prevalent as they are in a title like Fallout 4.
Anfossi goes on to apologize for the delay and promises that they are working hard to deliver a rocking version of a highly anticipated game…
“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.”
I say take all the time you need. The reality is that a well polished game gives great first impressions and goes a long way in the word of mouth department for sales. Just look at what happened with Assassin’s Creed Unity being rushed to the market and how much that hurt the mindshare for the value of the Assassin’s Creed brand? Assassin’s Creed Syndicate was dead in the water before it even dipped its toe into the pool.
Anyway, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is scheduled to launch for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. No old gen consoles to hold it back.
You can learn more about the game by paying a visit to the official website.