Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have today announced that the follow-up to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Mankind Divided, has been officially delayed until August 2016.
The latest game in the hugely popular cyberpunk series featuring protagonist Adam Jensen was set for a February 2016 release date on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, but has now been pushed back almost half a year.
David Anfossi, Eidos-Montreal Head of Studio released the following statement regarding Mankind Divided‘s delay:
“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 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. 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 launch in August 2016 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.