We’ve seen a few games get delayed over the past year, usually ones that had big reveals at conferences like E3. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided appears to be the latest one to need a little polishing up before its release.
In a statement posted on the game’s site today David Anfossi, the head of Eidos-Montreal Studio he revealed the reasons for the delay:
“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. In order to achieve this, we need to move the release of the game to August 23rd, 2016.
We are sorry to disappoint you with this news, and also thank you for all of your support and comments. This game is a huge part of our lives, and we don’t want to compromise on its quality”
Reading between the lines, this is a fairly generic statement revealing that the game isn’t ready and will be delayed until they feel it will be. While this may be annoying to people looking forward to playing the game, if the delay gives us a game that actually works then this has to be a plus.
Now that the game has been delayed though there will be further pressure on it to deliver. Release dates like these can be a sign of development issues, and with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided already causing controversies then gamers may already be questioning if this release is worthy of their time.
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