Deus Ex: Mankind Divided News

Square Enix speaks out on the future of Deus Ex

Still a "very important franchise" for the publisher.

Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda has spoken out on the future of Deus Ex - the first time the company has discussed the status of its long-running sci-fi series since reports emerged more than ten months ago that it had been placed on hiatus.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's second expansion, A Criminal Past, is due next month

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's second story DLC, A Criminal Past, is due 23rd February on all platforms, publisher Square Enix has announced.

Set prior to the events of Mankind Divided, A Criminal Past follows Jensen's first mission for TF29. The expansion transpires in an all-aug high-security prison, where ungrateful cyborg Adam Jensen has to pose as an inmate to track down an undercover agent.

A Criminal Past is included in Mankind Divided's Season Pass and will be the game's first add-on in five months since System Rift launched in September.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided tops UK chart but Human Revolution sales were "much stronger"

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided enters the UK chart at number one today, and rightfully so, but predecessor Human Revolution had a "much stronger" debut according to GfK Chart-Track. Then again, Human Revolution sold to a bigger audience in 2011, when PS3 and Xbox 360 had been out for several years.

Also, let's face it, Human Revolution was the first new Deus Ex game in years, whereas Mankind Divided was the similar-looking follow-up. The excitement was never the same.

Nevertheless, "Mankind Divided is a smart, handsome and weighty addition to the stealth-action genre," wrote Edwin in our Deus Ex: Mankind Divided review. "An oily, ornate hunk of cyber-noir adventuring whose elegance and flexibility shine through its mechanical flaws and occasionally hasty writing.

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Here's exactly when Deus Ex: Mankind Divided launches

Here's exactly when Deus Ex: Mankind Divided launches

It's already out on consoles in the UK.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided publisher Square Enix posted the exact unlock times for its latest cyberpunk sneak-'em-up.

If you're playing on PS4 or Xbox in the UK / Europe, it's already out. Enjoy!

North Americans on Xbox One will have to wait until 9pm PST / midnight EST, while PS4 players have an additional three hour wait until midnight PST / 3am EST.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's six-minute trailer explains it all

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's six-minute trailer explains it all

$140 Collector's Edition revealed, contains nine-inch Adam Jensen figurine.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has received a "101 trailer" in which cyborg security expert Adam Jensen gruffly explains the ins and outs of Eidos Montreal's upcoming sci-fi stealth adventure.

Set in 2029, we follow Jensen as he fights terrorism in a world where augmented people are persecuted. Naturally he'll uncover a conspiracy because that's just what happens when you have cool cyborg arms in an Eidos game.

The new trailer provides an overview of what's been added since 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution. You can now customise your weapons, shoot "explosive nanoblades", and erect an exoskeleton-like shield.

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25 minutes of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gameplay

25 minutes of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gameplay

We definitely asked for this.

Square Enix has released a video of action role-playing game Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, showing off a solid chunk of gameplay (warning, there's a potential spoiler scene from 18.25 to 22.20).

The video, below, is of the game's E3 2015 demo, and, as developer Eidos Montreal points out, is alpha code, with Adam Jensen's energy, life and ammo set to infinite.

It opens with an extended cut-scene, but soon switches to gameplay. We see Jensen infiltrate a heavily-guarded base on his way to interrogate a target.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gets a debut trailer

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gets a debut trailer

Don't pretend like you didn't ask for it.

Yesterday Deus Ex: Mankind Divided was revealed via the new Game Informer cover and now publisher Square Enix has released a debut trailer advertising its next entry in the fan-favourite sci-fi saga about man's rocky relationship with technology.

In development for PS4, Xbox One and PC, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is set in 2029, two years after the last entry, Human Revolution. That game's third act contained a scene in which those with cybernetic enhancements all went temporarily berserk at the hands of a conspiracy, which has since led to mass distrust against folks with augmented parts. This includes our hero, Adam Jensen, who is now working for an Interpol task force bent on stopping terrorists who would use their augmentations for nefarious purposes. It all sounds rather X-Men, only with cybernetic enhancements instead of genetic mutations, which are a little different as the former is usually voluntary. There are exceptions though.

The PC version of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will feature DirectX 12 support as well as AMD's TressFX, so it should look pretty spiffy. Here's the cinematic announcement trailer:

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