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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is being pushed back to August 2016

It takes time to get a 'massive cyberpunk world' right

You'll have to wait a few extra months to return to the world of Deus Ex. Developer Eidos Montreal is pushing back the release date of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to August 23rd, 2016, a change announced in a blog post on the game's official site this morning. The sequel to 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution was originally slated for release on February 23rd for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, so this represents a delay of exactly half a year. "We're confident and proud of the game so far. However... we can see that it will require more time in post-production for tuning, iterations, and refinement to meet our high standards," writes Eidos Montreal's studio head David Anfossi. "This game is a huge part of our lives, and we don't want to compromise on its quality."

Mankind Divided was first revealed in April of this year, and it made a demo appearance at E3. The Verge visited the studio for a hands-on preview in October, and the game's complexity was immediately evident. The game's environments are rich and detailed, and players can choose from multiple paths and use several different strategies to complete a given objective. Delays are never ideal, but it's better to play a game late than to play it broken, and Eidos Montreal is betting on players' patience by pushing back Mankind Divided.