Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has finally gone gold, meaning that it has been sent for production and will be released right on schedule. The game, which releases on August 23, is the sequel to Deus Ex: Human Evolution. Players will once again take the role of Adam Jensen, now working for Interpol in the aftermath of the first game’s ending.
The news about the game came from the official Deus Ex Twitter page, which announced that the game had gone gold several hours ago.
Deus Ex has had a little bit of a troubled development, mainly with its controversial pre-order practice that was revealed last year. That practice said that the more people pre-ordered the game, the faster it would come out and the more rewards people would get. Many gamers protested against it and the event was later discontinued.
Since then, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has put out a number of different trailers for the game, with Adam Jensen talking about how he could go about various missions (whether by nonlethal stealth or through lethal brute force), and talking about the story.
If Deus Ex: Human Revolution talked about the progress of humanity, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the world backsliding. The ending of the last game launched a “mechanical apartheid” into the world, with augmented citizens heavily discriminated against because people are scared that they may once again go insane.
Jensen’s story will revolve around (at first) trying to stop an augmented terrorist group from sewing more chaos and causing war between augmented and unaugmented people. But, knowing Deus Ex, that’s likely far from the only thing from going on.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be releasing on August 23 on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC, so if you’re a fan of Deus Ex you won’t have very much longer to wait until the game comes out.