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Concept art from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.Square Enix

Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have announced that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been delayed until 23 August 2016 so developers Eidos Montreal can have more time to work on "tuning, iterations and refinement". The release date was originally set for February 2016 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The announcement in a post on the official Deus Ex website in which Edios Montreal head David Anfossi said in a blog post: "As you may have already seen by reading and watching the many previews for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, our aim is for it to be a worthy successor to Human Revolution, and to improve upon that game in every way possible. I know that expectations are extremely high, and we not only want to meet those expectations, but exceed them.

"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 23 August 2016."

Mankind Divided was announced back in April and is the follow-up to 2011's Human Revolution. The fourth game in the Deus Ex series, Mankind Divided looks to build on the critical and commercial successes of Human Revolution, which was met with much wider praise than the ill-fated second game.

"We are sorry to disappoint you with this news," Anfossi continues. "This game is a huge part of our lives and we don't want to compromise on its quality. So please be patient with us a little longer, and thanks as always for your passion and support – through thick and thin. It's a huge responsibility to work on Deus Ex: Mankind Dividided – we know, but also a huge privilege. We're determined to deliver the best game we can."

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC on 23 August 2016.

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