Earlier today Square Enix and friends officially announced the next installment in Deus Ex franchise, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – slated to release some time in 2016. This is the sequel to the cult classic Cyberpunk FPS/RPG hybrid that was resurrected back in 2011 with Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
According to developer Eidos-Montreal, Mankind Divided directly follows the aftermath of the Aug Incident, a day when mechanically augmented citizens all over the world were stripped of control over their minds and bodies, resulting in the deaths of millions of innocence. The year is now 2029, and the golden era of augmentations is over. Mechanically augmented humans have been deemed outcasts and segregated from the rest of society. Crime and acts of terror serve as a thin veil to cover up an overarching conspiracy aimed at controlling the future of mankind.
In addition to the sweet announcement trailer, the official box art was released, as well as the ability to preorder copies at Amazon, GameStop and Steam. If that wasn’t enough, Mankind Divided was also announced as the cover article for the May 2015 issue of Gameinformer! Prepare for lots of Deus Ex news in the coming weeks! For a detailed look at the Deus Ex franchise, head on over to Xbox Wire!