Poor Square Enix. Their three-day “Can’t Kill Progress” event is turning out to be a bust. Viewers of the livestream have spent the majority of the last 24 hours watching an imprisoned man sleep and (occasionally) scream at his captors. If you’re still interested, by all means, keep watching. But the rest of us no longer need to as Game Informer has confirmed their next cover story will be Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which is in development for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Oh, and a Russian gaming site also leaked the news a few hours ago. So even this big reveal turned out to be a bust. Whoops!
It may have been a clumsy announcement, but fans of 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution should be thrilled to see the story continue in Eidos Montreal’s next game:
Set in 2029, two years after the events of Human Revolution, Adam Jensen returns and joins forces with an Interpol-funded task force aiming to hunt down and capture augmented terrorists in a world that now hates and fears transhumans. Jensen has a new suite of augmentations that allow him to cleverly navigate stealth, combat, and social interactions, but how Jensen chooses to solve every problem is entirely up to you.
At the end of Human Revolution, the Illuminati caused every transhuman to go into a fight-or-flight response and attack anyone near them. In the next issue of Game Informer, you can find out how this event caused humanity to hate and fear those with augmentations. We spent two days in Eidos Montreal’s studio, talking with the team and learning about how they build a realistic future. We go in depth on some of Jensen’s new augmentations that help improve the stealth and combat systems, such as the ability to remote hack electronic objects, fire off his nano blade from a distance, and surround himself with a nearly indestructible nanoshield. We also got some great examples on how the game will be as open ended as ever, allowing players to carve their own path through the world. You can only get these details in the latest issue of Game Informer.
A release date for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has yet to be announced.