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Written by Dustin Murphy
#CantKillProgress – it’s a hash tag that has been floating around social media, but especially Twitter for a few days. So what does it mean? Evolution through technology, it’s something that we’ve all been told that one day humanity and robotics would combine into a world of cybernetics in order to help humans evolve past being ‘damaged, ‘broken’, and ‘inoperable’ to what they once used to do. What happens though in the world in 2027? Cybernetics have once more allowed humans to become more evolved, more adapted, but at a cost. Their mental stability, hate from non-cybernetically enhanced or repaired persons, and a new surge of crime. Something that Adam Jensen has become all familiar with when working with the biotech company by the name of Sarif Industries. After having gone through the events he had during the infamous ‘Aug Incident’ in Panchaea, and the death of millions at the hands of those very people who had installed the augmentations that allowed for millions to once more become normal, Adam Jensen is back and two years past those events where a world where a divide has been caused because of the ‘Aug Incident’. Having left Sarif Industries, Adam Jensen finds himself in the year 2029, and the world has become troubled because of the prior titles events. Developed by Square Enix and Eidos Square Enix® and Eidos-Montréal®; Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, takes us into the next chapter of the legendary franchise. This time, we will find the game being solely developed for the newest generation of consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) while it also utilizes high-end PCs to once more immerse players into this futuristic world.
After the occurrences in Deus Ex: Human Revolution Adam Jensen has gone out and become an anti-terrorist agent who no longer plays by Sarif’s rules. Instead Jensen has now become empowered with all new augmentations after the ‘Aug Incident’, which has allowed him to become super augmented and allow the player to gain a better sense of self-control as they explore the new in-game locations as well as environments that have been carefully crafted once more. While social tensions have become harsher and finally reached their major turning point, it’s time for Adam Jensen to once more reload his guns, augments, and find out the truth behind the conspiracies regarding the Illuminati and even possibly have a showdown against the sources of the conspiracy or the Illuminati themselves.
“For 15 years, Deus Ex has been a point of conversation across the games industry and beyond, whether the topic is the franchise’s unique gameplay or topical narrative focused on advanced biotechnology and human augmentation,” said David Anfossi, Head of Studio, Eidos-Montréal. “What began with Deus Ex: Human Revolution goes to a whole new level in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, diving even deeper into this discussion and, in turn, offering fans an all-encompassing experience, one which will challenge their skills as players and emphasize decision-making based on real world topics.”.
With the evolution of game engines and hardware, Eidos-Montréal’s technology, which will be showing off their new advancements in both visualization and immersion, players will get to enjoy the newly updated Dawn Engine™. These upgrades will allow players to enjoy the game through both new generation consoles and high-end PC’s allowing for an all new look at visual immersion, but even graphical capabilities. The game has allowed for Eidos to be guided under the caring hands of the Gaming Evolved Program, AMD, and Eidos themselves in order to allow the game to have both DirectX 12 support as well as AMD’s TressFX support. These updates will allow for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to raise the bar in gaming performance, but also unrivaled visual fidelity for the gaming world, but also for the Deus Ex Franchise.
At this time, there is not a release date for the title, but it has been confirmed directly from Square Enix’s PR team that we will see a release date at a later time, but future coverage will be and can found be with exclusive details and developer commentary by our friends over at Game Informer through their May issue set to release soon. For those who want coverage throughout the month can jump on over to GameInformer throughout the month for ongoing coverage. Enjoy the trailer below and let us know your thoughts on this upcoming sequel!
You can check out the official trailer on YouTube here due to it’s containing blood and violence.
About the Writer:
Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, MMO’s, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable and can’t be softened by even the biggest names in the gaming industry. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. To follow Dustin, hit him up on Twitter over at @GamingAnomaly, find him on his Google+. Wanna game with him? You can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.