“Huge Upcoming Game Gets Delayed” has been a common headline over the last few months. Today, Square Enix and Eidos Montreal added another one onto the pile with the announcement of a six-month delay for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Previously scheduled to launch on February 23, the futuristic first-person shooter will now be available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on August 23, 2016.
David Anfossi, Eidos Montreal’s Studio Head, apologized to fans for the delay, citing a need for time for “refinement”:
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.
With this delay, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be released exactly five years to the day after the release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.