Monday, November 23, 2015

DEUS EX gets AUGed

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is due out next year, and the anticipation has been high since we first busted out our reveal trailer; but one thing a decade and a half of working in the games industry had taught me is that everything takes longer than you expect it to. Modern videogames are massive projects with a myriad of moving parts, and getting them right is as much art as it is science.
We were due to see DXMD arriving on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 in a couple of months time, but a recent announcement from Eidos Montreal has pushed that release date back to August 23rd 2016 - the month of "aug" seems very fitting indeed.  Why the delay? Simply put, it's to make sure that Mankind Divided is the best it can possibly be, and as my boss at EM David Anfossi said "This game is a huge part of our lives and we don't want to compromise on its quality."

Of course, delaying the game also has a knock-on effect of delaying the release of Deus Ex: Black Light, the original tie-in novel I've written for Titan Books which covers the gap between the end of the previous game Human Revolution and the start of Mankind Divided. The plan is for Black Light to hit bookstores for a day-and-date with the game on the 23rd; we're also planning more original fiction content in the form of an exclusive ebook novella (just like Deus Ex: Fallen Angel, which was released with the Human Revolution Director's Cut), as well as a series of comics.

Black Light is available for pre-order now, and while you wait for it and Mankind Divided, my previous Deus Ex novel Icarus Effect is still in print, and Fallen Angel is available as a free PDF download Here.


1 comment:

  1. Good things come to those who wait. You guys have made a difficult, but wise decision. I'm looking forward to the novel, the game, and soundtrack. It's my most anticipated video game project of all-time.

    In the meantime, we'll hold the fort at the frontlines:

    We're with you through and thin!