Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Reaches Important Milestone

The developer announced today that the game has gone gold.

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If you've been looking forward to the next game in the Deus Ex series, then you'll be excited by today's news. Developer Eidos Montreal has announced that it has completed initial development on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

On the Deus Ex Twitter account, the developer revealed that the game has "gone gold," meaning that it's ready to be sold in stores. The announcement was accompanied by a picture of the entire Mankind Divided team; you can see the photograph below.

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We recently got some hands-on time with the game, and we explored a bit of how its open world works. We also got to see how different play styles can affect the game's narrative, which you can read about here. The game also adds an interesting new multiplayer mode called "Breach." You can check out our preview of the strange, abstract heist mode here.

Mankind Divided launches on August 23 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Etagloc

I really enjoyed the first one sooo.. plz dont suck... please :D

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stalin_ksa

Glory, glory Man Divided

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derceto

Um, no, it's not gold yet. We'll have to wait for the inevitable game crashing fix patches that surely are yet to come.

This is 2016 people. A game doesn't go "gold" until at least a year after its release.

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cammy_time

@derceto: Maybe, but going gold only signifies the end of initial development. I'm not exactly excusing it (the Arkham Knight PC blunder is still a little too fresh for comfort), but this is simply the concession we pay for the games us consumers want.

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datriax

As much as I love Deus Ex and even Eidos Montreal, this is SquareEnix we're talking bout. I keep them about a mile at bay at all times. If only Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics could buy themselves out of SE.

I'll wait a few months and scoop it up used or on sale.

Amazing to think one of my favourite game companies at one time in Squaresoft, went on to become this gross mutant abomination known a SquareEnix. Here's hoping they go bankrupt when FF XV falls on its face.

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TehMasterer2

@datriax: I dunno, Rise of the Tomb Raider was an amazing experience all-round. As was Human Revolution.

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abcde

Can't wait

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Tr4newreck

yes so this is the time typically devs spend to make dlc...if you believe that horseshiz...how much you want to bet its already in the game and finished

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Blabadon

Clickbait title just to say it's gone gold?

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Mogan

@Blabadon: The subhead says it's gone gold, so not really clickbait.

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Blabadon

@Mogan: on mobile you don't see that until you click the link. Indicative of the writing chops of GameSpot's team nowadays.

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pixelstuff

@Blabadon: Nor does the email newsletter show the subhead.

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D-Man

@Blabadon: Get a better phone.

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@Blabadon: what exactly did it say?

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Mogan

@Blabadon: Got to drive traffic.

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Ezioprez9709

They never asked for that.

Which is the best way to get it to be honest.

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NovaPrime1985

Gold? FINALLY!

Now I can start waiting for next year when its director's cut version gets released.

or whatever they'll call its completed edition

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MarcTheHeretic

@novaprime1985: Better be a lot of extra stuff in there for a $30 season pass.

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Realmjumper

Here's hoping the game does well. Im currently clearing out my backlog so I won't have time for this.

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NTM23

Can't wait for it.

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DarthRevenX

Based on their horrific pre-order campaign that ended badly for em and the whole Hitman crap [made by Eidos as well] I'll wait a bit and buy a used copy.....I'm not supporting Square Enix anymore....this is what happens when publishers meddle in the affairs of developers, they lost my trust......or faith or whatever and I refuse to give em my money....

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Wretch1d

@darthrevenx: Im not a fan of their episodic style of game making they are moving too, its the reason i wont buy hitman and if i had a ps4 wouldnt buy FF7 remake or any other game they make like that. each to their own but i think games delivered in pieces is a bad move for the industry

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Mogan

@darthrevenx: They ended the pre-order campaign themselves when they realized it was dumb and nobody liked it. And Hitman actually works better as an episodic game (plus, it's the best Hitman yet). I'm not seeing the problem here, or why you'd go out of your way to make sure the developers don't get your money.

Also, Hitman is not made by Eidos.

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MarcTheHeretic

@darthrevenx: Did this happen with the XCOM Enemy Unknown? I can't remember anything like that but they did the same thing and got away with it and so have tons of other devs on Steam this one just got more marketing.

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DarthRevenX

@marctheheretic: XCOM is under 2K games......also their DLC for Enemy unknown was a total different situation, it was one item if even that, that is well in the acceptable range.....look i don't really agree with the whole day one crap that's become popular with publishers or the pointless special editions but to a small extent some day one stuff is fine.....

I don't mind getting a DLC pack of guns or armors day one but I resent stuff like cutting out characters and features that should be in anyways then implementing em in odd ways.....[like Mass Effect 2 and ME3 did] or the overabundance of items all sold from different retailers [like DAI and DA2 did] or pulling not just a character but actual lore important stuff out just to make a quick buck [ME3's From Ashes] but what Square Enix did with this or tried doing was far over the line.....and personally I can't ignore it.....

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MarcTheHeretic

@darthrevenx: Yeah I know XCOM is 2K and no it was the same thing on top of normal pre-order bonuses but just on Steam. There was three tiers of in game content and I think old XCOM games were thrown in and when enough people pre-ordered it went up by one this has happened plenty of times on Steam. I guess it was a step worse with Mankind Divided with people having the choice of different versions of every tier.

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wolfmgs

@darthrevenx: Based on how eidos montreal performed last game that will be a stupid move, square enix is shit but theyre just the publishers, besides they changed their decisions on pre-orders which they admited it was stupid, the description of the deluxe edition is awesome, season pass, music sampler, theme plus more content so the next time you say some shit inform yourself first, this is probably the best game in terms of content and a clear goty contenders

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DarthRevenX

@wolfmgs: Human Revolution started development before Eidos was bought by SE, so it stands to reason much of the game was in place before the purchase and since that game did alright out of the gate, good enough that they called it a success unlike Tomb Raider and Sleeping Dogs despite spinoff's and sequels for both since some fail huh? a sequel to DXHR wasn't a question of if but when.....however publishers meddle in game design all the time, ME3, DA2, Dead Space 3 and others.....granted that's EA but even SE is no stranger to it but I can't point at anything and say that's the smoking gun cus frankly i've never liked Final Fantasy so never played the games past NES and PSX, I trierd FF7 once, didn't get far.....point is it was never SE's RPG's that I liked, it was their other stuff....Bouncer, Front Mission, Einhander and when they bought Eidos, Deus Ex.....but I don't trust SE......who's idea was it for the pre-order fiasco??? either way that's enough to give me pause.....

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@darthrevenx: Cool story! Now you can go back to bed.

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Spanky226

@HIT3kNology: Cool story! Cause hes right. Now you can go back to bed.

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DarthRevenX

@HIT3kNology: Was that even necessary??? piss off!

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megakoresh

I am both excited and scared for this release. Human Revolution is going to be difficult to live up to.

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Camou504

Good im playing invisible war for the first time as i speak. Some say its bad but once i got over the ammo pool situation its pretty good

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NTM23

@camou504: I don't really get the hate. I guess because it's not like the first? The only thing I didn't like (well, not the only thing, but the aspect I disliked most I suppose) was the ending, simply because it was pretty depressing in my opinion. I loved where you go, but what you do, or what I did to make it feel right, and what choice I made, it was both the happiest, and yet still not happy. It kind of puts a cloud over the whole series seeing as where it heads, and Adam Jensen can't stop it, ha ha. Also, once you get the sniper-like gun, that's all you really have to use. I liked that gun. Enjoy the game. Did you play through the first one?

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Mogan

@NTM23: I think the hate was a combination of IW homogenizing all the endings from the original, that dumb ammo system, the removal of skills, and the tiny levels broken up by long load times. As well as a general simplification of the inventory, weapon upgrades, and biomod systems.

I liked Invisible War fine, and I thought some of the changes were good, but it just wasn't as good as the original.

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NTM23

@Mogan: That's what Mankind Divided is doing I think, taking the amalgamation of endings from Human Revolution, and cherry picking through them to make the world of Mankind Divided what it is. It doesn't really bother me. That said, it was unfortunate that in Invisible War, at least in my opinion, JC and Paul were bad. I enjoyed playing Invisible War as much as the first.

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Camou504

@NTM23: yea i played the first one on ps2 6 years ago and I've played Human Revolution as well. The sniper and this sword are really the only two weapons i need period especially if everything will use the same ammo anyway lol

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@camou504: Pequod's > Queequeg's

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Camou504

@HIT3kNology: lol i just got a biomod from Pequod's so they're alright in my book

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Giorc

I really hope it's solved the black screen transition at animate takedowns

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NTM23

@giorc: It doesn't, but I'm not sure if black screen is a correct term, or just something that happened in peoples games. I mean, it, like the first, goes from first to third when it comes to takedowns, so if that's what you mean by black screen, then it still does it. I don't really know that term, but if you mean that the game would go to black, and then proceed to the animation, that never happened to me.

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Ripper_TV

HOW? How in the shit did this crappy clone of Human Revolution take 5ive years to develop?????

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Mogan

@Ripper_TV: How do you know it's crappy?

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RestatBonfire

@Ripper_TV: how about you make a game and then tell me how long it takes.

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F*** yeah! Been looking forward to this.

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stage4saiyan

GOTY candidate incoming

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Tiwill44

I'm gonna wait for the user reviews on this one. I have too many fears about this game.

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@Tiwill44: Can guarantee there are games you play I consider shit, maybe you should reconsider those? Quit being a drone

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