'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' is delayed to August 2016

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is due to hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on August 23rd, 2016 -- though it was originally scheduled to launch on February 23rd. Eidos Montreal head David Anfossi announced the delay in a blog post titled, "No compromise on quality." He says, in part, "We're confident and proud of the game so far. 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." Anfossi offers an apology and gratitude for fans' continued support.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is poised to be a sprawling cyberpunk spectacle starring series protagonist Adam Jensen -- and featuring a lineup of female combatants, a first for the franchise. Producer Olivier Proulx discussed the role of women in Deus Ex with us at E3 2015 in June. In previous games, he said, women "had some social functions in the game world, but actually going into stealth and playing against them in combat, you didn't see that. It was just guys all the way through." Mankind Divided puts women (and men, of course) on the front lines of firefights and social interaction.

"Basically, now when you explore the environments it's not only, like, males everywhere," he said. Proulx continued, "For us, it was really important to have females in our world, in the Deus Ex world."

Two other big-name games were originally due to launch on February 23rd alongside Mankind Divided: Mirorr's Edge and Far Cry Primal. Mirror's Edge was delayed back in October; it's now due on May 24th, 2016. Far Cry Primal is still scheduled to drop on its original date.