Following the recent leak of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Square Enix has today officially confirmed the development of the futuristic action roleplaying sequel with an announcement trailer and a host of new details.
The game, which is being developed by Eidos Montreal, will continue the story of Adam Jensen, the mechanically augmented protagonist introduced in the previous entry in the series, Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Mankind Divided is set in 2029, and follows the aftermath of the Aug Incident, an event in which mechanically augmented citizens were stripped of control over their own minds and bodies, resulting in the deaths of millions of innocent people. Players will assume the role of anti-terrorist agent Jensen as he comes up against a considerable amount of adversity.
In a press release, head of studio at Eidos Montreal, David Anfossi, said: “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.
“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.”
Square Enix also confirmed that the title will run on Eidos Montreal’s new current-gen Dawn Engine, as well as featuring Direct X 12 and TressFX support, which will purportedly allow it to bring “unrivalled visual fidelity” to the franchise.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be released for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. No firm launch date has yet been set, but Square Enix’s official YouTube channel states that it is ‘coming soon’.