Leaked yesterday, today we get all the current goods on the direct sequel to 2011's (pretty damn good) Deus Ex: Human Revolution. First up, a suitably beautiful and violent prerendered trailer!
(We all asked for this.)
Next, a press release!
Eidos-Montréal a part of Square Enix Europe and the award-winning studio behind the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution, today announced that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the next chapter in the legendary Deus Ex franchise, is in development for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.Finally, screenshots - which go a long way to soothe the dull pain of a pre-rendered trailer. Though not too long. These look like bullshots to me. Click to embiggen.
“For 15 years, Deus Ex has been a point of conversation across the games industry and beyond, whether the topic is the franchise’s unique gameplay or topical narrative focused on advanced biotechnology and human augmentation,” said David Anfossi, Head of Studio, Eidos-Montréal. “What began with Deus Ex: Human Revolution goes to a whole new level in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, diving even deeper into this discussion and, in turn, offering fans an all-encompassing experience, one which will challenge their skills as players and emphasize decision-making based on real world topics.”
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided takes place in 2029, two years after the events of Human Revolution and the infamous ‘Aug Incident’ in Panchaea that resulted in the death of millions at the hands of those who had installed augmentations. This event has created a huge divide between those who have augmentations, and those who do not. Amongst this emotional turmoil are various factions looking to manipulate the public by twisting public opinion of augmentation to further their own agenda and hide the truth of what really happened.
As the social and political chaos reaches boiling point, super-augmented anti-terrorist agent Adam Jensen re-enters the fray. Empowered by brand new augmentations that bolster his formidable, strategic arsenal, Jensen will visit multiple new locations to uncover the truths that are hidden by a cloak of new conspiracies. With more choice at the player’s disposal than ever before, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the ultimate Deus Ex experience.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided marks a new era in Eidos-Montréal’s technology, utilising the advanced visual and immersive capabilities of the Dawn Engine, specifically built for the recent generation of consoles and PC. Under the umbrella of the Gaming Evolved program, AMD and Eidos-Montréal have been collaborating on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and the game will feature Microsoft's DirectX® 12 support as well as AMD's TressFX. These features will not only raise the bar in game performance but bring unrivalled visual fidelity to the Deus Ex franchise.
Exclusive details and developer commentary for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided can be found in Game Informer’s May issue. Visit Game Informer throughout the month for ongoing coverage.