Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's Breach Mode Spins Off As Its Own, Free-To-Play Game

A free VR Experience is also now available.

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Over on Steam, Deus Ex fans will today find two new games--of sorts--to download for free.

The first of these is Deus Ex: Breach, a standalone version of Breach mode from last year's Mankind Divided. This is the same content as what you'll find in Mankind Divided; this merely serves as a way for it to be played without owning Mankind Divided (or without having to open it up).

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Breach is available as a free-to-play game. As you play, you earn credits that can be used to purchase booster packs, which provide you with a random assortment of four items. Alternatively, you can spend real-world money to buy booster packs, as well as premium skins and weapons. Eidos Montreal insists that this is purely optional. However, our Mankind Divided review noted that--while the mode is enjoyable--it was off-putting for these booster packs to impact gameplay, given that online leaderboards are a key element.

More details on Breach are shared in this FAQ.

In addition to Breach, something called the Mankind Divided VR Experience has also been released on Steam. This free download lets you explore four of the game's environments with an Oculus Rift or Vive VR headset. You can also check out a "selection" of 3D models of characters from Mankind Divided.

You can download both new titles through the Steam links below.

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Like it should have been from the start? Pathetic that this and microtransactions were stuffed into a full priced game.

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It's been designed as a F2P game since launch, just cynically bundled in with a full-price game. Such a shame that a game as great as DXMD was tarred with such a lame addon, especially if the rumours are true that the DXMD development team weren't even made aware of its addition until two weeks before the gold date.

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But it's absolute SHIT, really bad advertisement for the main game and i wouldn't even bother to say anything if i didn't LOVE this series...but of course it has MICRO TRANSACTIONS so SE will push this turd onto suckers!

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the worst part of DeusEx MD is f2p...

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@silversix_: I didn't mind it but in all honesty, I played about an hour of it altogether.

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@StaticPenguin: it was a waste of resources. instead of making this kind of crap, they should've made more quality side quests, the actual best thing in the game.

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