Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Announced For Xbox One
Square Enix has confirmed that a sequel to 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution is in development, titled Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
Mankind Divided is reported to focus on the growing tension between the general populous and transhumans, set two years after the conclusion of Human Revolution. Adam Jensen is set to return, as he teams up with an international task force dedicated to hunting and neutralizing augmented terrorists.
Interestingly, Mankind Divided will explore the consequences of Human Revolution’s ending, where all transhumans around the globe were sent cray-cray by the Illuminati. Eidos Montreal has confirmed that save files can not be imported, which means the studio will surely have quite a bit of cleaning up to do. Then again, this is pretty commonplace for the franchise, Deus Ex 2: Invisible War ran with an amalgamation of the original Deus Ex’s three-way ending.
Of course, a new game means new additions to Jensen’s arsenal. New augmentations, new technology and new weapons are all likely to be revealed via Game Informer in the coming days.
Like Human Revolution, Mankind Divided looks to be another first-person/stealth adventure hybrid, with third-person cover elements, and Jensen will also have fairly robust customisation options for his new weapons. The studio is also putting a lot of effort into redesigning the AI systems, giving Jensen more scope to deal with threats than ever before.
The announcement comes in the middle of a three-day marketing campaign from Square Enix, ‘Can’t Kill Progress’, over at Twitch, which was supposed to unveil Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The stream was supposed to conclude on Wednesday, though with the announcement now out in the wild, it looks like it’s now just a low-budget interpretation of Big Brother.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is scheduled to release on PS4, PC and Xbox One, though a release window hasn’t been specified.