A few weeks ago, we saw a few new sites get registered related to Deus Ex, with one being confirmed as a movie and the other confirmed as a game. While the latter went under the name of “Human Defiance” many fans were excited and of course, craving more Deus Ex.
Fans perhaps got a little too excited when they learned that the reveal date for Deus Ex: Human Defiance is also the same date as April 1st, more commonly known as “Half-Life 3 gets announced Day.” So no one was expecting the unexpected when the developers revealed their new “work in progress” and showed off Human Defiance as an 8 Bit Side Scroller.
As you can see in the video above, Human Defiance, is nothing more than a practical joke that has been brewing for a long time in the dark cauldron of the developers, no one would have thought that a studio would go through months of elaborate planning just to play with the fans’ emotions.
Source. Deus Ex Official