Eidos Montreal has announced that Deus Ex Mankind Divided has been delayed. Initially meant for a release on February 23rd, the game has now been given another six months of development time. The game will now release in August next year.
In a blogpost today, the announcement said “We’re confident and proud of the game so far,” Anfossi wrote. “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.
“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.”
It’s certainly an almost laughable situation, with the publisher previously announcing a pre-order incentive to get more people pre-ordering, with different tiers for different levels of interest shown. One of the tiers on offer was for fans to get the game a few days earlier. Thankfully this incentive was postponed indefinitely, following harsh criticism. It looks like everyone is getting it six months late in return.