Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been delayed to August 23, 2016, Square Enix has announced. The game had previously been due to release on February 23, 2016.
The six month delay will give developer Eidos Montreal more time to fine-tune the game, studio head David Anfossi says, and deliver a title that exceeds expectations.
"As you may have already seen by reading and watching the many previews for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, our aim is for it to be a worthy successor to Human Revolution, and to improve upon that game in every way possible," Anfossi said in an update on the game's website. "I know that expectations are extremely high, and we not only want to meet those expectations, but exceed them.
"We're confident and proud of the game so far. However, as we are now playing through the game in full we can see that it will require more time in post-production for tuning, iterations, and refinement to meet our high standards. In order to achieve this, we need to move the release of the game to August 23rd, 2016."
Rossi then apologised to fans, and called for them to be "patient with us a little longer, and thanks as always for your passion and support - through thick and thin. It's a huge responsibility to work on Deus Ex Mankind Divided - we know, but also a huge privilege. We're determined to deliver the best game we can."
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the second major game to be pushed out of its February release slot.
Last month, EA announced that Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, a title that had been due to release the same week as Deus Ex, now
wouldn't launch until May 2016.
Source: Square Enix