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"Deus Ex: The Fall" to remove jailbreak restriction with upcoming update


On Friday we reported on how the makers of Deus Ex: The Fall, in an effort to combat piracy, implemented a scheme whereby users with jailbroken iOS devices can't fire guns in the game.

While I wouldn't go so far as to call the move controversial, it does seem work to create a wide dragnet to the extent that it affects jailbroken users who did decide to pay the full $6.99 for the game.

In the wake of some user outcry, Square Enix, which publishes the game, issued an apology for not being more upfront with users about the jailbreak restriction.

In a statement sent to, Square Enix said:

We have not been clear in our communication earlier this week when we launched Deus Ex: The Fall. We did not state clearly that the game would not support jailbroken devices and so we will be switching this off via an update, so that all the supported iOS devices will be able to play the game in the near future.

We feel it's the right thing to do in this situation and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. No customer should be out of pocket when we were not clear from the start, so we'll get the game updated as soon as possible so that everyone who wants to play Deus Ex: The Fall can do regardless of whether their device is jailbroken or not. As soon as this update is live we will communicate this via the Eidos Montreal Community channels.

There's no word yet as to when an update is to be expected, but we'll keep you posted as soon as we hear.

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