Eidos Montreal has announced that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided won’t be released until August of next year.
This means that fans of the developer’s cyberpunk RPG series will have to wait an extra six months to play the next instalment, as it was originally scheduled for release in March of 2016.
While Eidos Montreal hasn’t gone into great amounts of detail about why the game is being delayed, it has said that the extra time is required to ensure that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a “worthy successor” to its last game, Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
“I know that expectations are extremely high, and we not only want to meet those expectations, but exceed them,” said Studio Head, David Anfossi.
“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 23, 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. So please be patient with us a little longer, and thanks as always for your passion and support – through thick and thin,” Anfossi added.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is set to drop on PS4, Xbox One and PC when it eventually sees release. Here’s hoping there are no more delays.