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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

is a cyberpunk-themed action role-playing video game—combining first-person shooter, stealth and role-playing elements. read more

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Developers Eidos Montreal...
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Status: Released
Release: 23-Feb-2016

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is a cyberpunk-themed action role-playing video game—combining first-person shooter, stealth and role-playing elements.

Plot

After the Panchaea Incident, millions of augmented persons mindlessly attacked so-called 'naturals'. People are now more against augmentations than before, an attitude that has been encouraged and given fire by the machinations of the Illuminati, causing the augmented to become persecuted globally. Mankind Divided is set in 2029 in the Czech Republic capital Prague, two years after the events of Human Revolution. Adam Jensen returns as the protagonist, working with an international coalition to stop terrorist attacks. Jensen must deal with terrorist groups demanding equality for augmented individuals as well as the shadowy interests behind the events of the past two years and who control his own organisation.Image title

Development

In October 2013, video game developer Eidos Montreal announced that the Deus Ex series would be expanding into a mobile game and print media franchise. Additionally, the team behind their 2011 Deus Ex: Human Revolution was already at work on a new release for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In March 2014, publisher Square Enix applied for a trademark on Mankind Divided‍‍ '‍s title. Developer Eidos Montreal revealed the Dawn Engine, a new game engine, in December 2014. Its technology is based on IO Interactive's proprietary Glacier 2 game engine, which was used in Hitman: Absolution (2012).

The game's announcement was leaked a day in advance of its official unveiling in early April 2015. The reveal was the culminating moment of a three-day Square Enix promotional event called "Can't Kill Progress" that featured a live Twitch stream of a man pacing, sleeping, and meditating in a nondescript room. Viewers were allowed to change the camera angle and vote on how the man should act during his interrogation.Image title

Controversy

The pre-order system of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided caused controversy because of its tiered reward levels, from tier 1 to tier 5. The system gave the buyer the ability to "choose" what they got depending on what global tier the level of pre-orders were reached. The pre-order system was compared to the way Kickstarter campaigns work; the more pre-orders, the more items the people who pre-ordered would get. Due to negative reactions from fans and critics, the system has been cancelled, and all pre-order content will be available to those who pre-order the game or purchase a Day 1 edition.Image title


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