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Old 04/07/2015   #1
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Default Deus Ex: Mankind Divided ANNOUNCED

Original Post with Livestream link etc. Square-Enix, in true Square Enix style, have been hosting a live stream for 3 days where an augmented man paces around in a prison cell, sometimes shouting things. Every twelve hours or so there's a random vote to do something.

The only thing that's a certainty is that it's about to be "an announcement", and something this elaborate has to be a main entry in the series, hopefully the highly anticipated sequel to Human Revolution, one of the best games in the last decade.

I'm pretty convinced it's Deus Ex. The evidence is that the stream is called "#Can'tKillProgress", which is a nod to Sarif from DX:HR, and the original Deus Ex theme was playing at some point.

There's also this:



One might call those the "trademark triangles" of the Deus Ex series.

Hype.

Hype hype hype.



EDIT: It's also interactive. See below:




Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Release date: Unknown (Predicted end 2015 - April 2016)
Details: Sequel to Human Revolution, Prequel to Deus Ex and Deus Ex: Invisible War.
Composer: Michael McCann Confirmed to be Returning

What is known so far.
From this month's Game Informer issue. Sounds super sexy:

-Takes place in 2029, 2 years after Human Revolution
-Listed as single-player, no mention of multiplayer
-Jensen is part of a covert, goverment-sponsored task force called Task Force 29, a new bracnh of Interpol, to combat a new breed of terrorism
-Jensen doesn't full trust Task Force 29, also feeds intel to another covert organization called the Juggernaut Collective
-In true Deus Ex fashion, you often receive conflicting missions, neither can be fully trusted
-Boss encounters are designed in a way to allow players to approach any way they want (stealth, full combat, etc)
-Eidos won't comment on which ending it considers canon but is trying to string together different parts of each ending for the overall background of Mankind Divided
-Story is in many ways a story of redemption for Jensen
-The story they're telling is building to events that take place in the original Deus Ex
-With Mankind Divided, they're exploring the original game's past; "Is the depiction of past events from the original Deus Ex true? Will we discover stuff we never knew?"
-Added a lot of diversity to the environments
-Females are also now part of the regular enemies in the game
-One of Jensen's missions takes him to Utulek Station in Prague, now a ghetto for augmented individuals
-It is nicknamed "Golem City", based on the real life Kowloon Walled City
-Shops line the streets, temporary housing units stacked on one another reaching upwards toward the sky; claustrophobic atmosphere
-Mission to track down a leader of an aug group, but police have captured the informant
-Can choose to butter up the informant's wife for clues or cause a scene with the police
-Alternatively Jensen can bypass this area of the game altogether and find the leader's hideout on his own
-Mentions Jensen engaging in tense conversation with the leader, resulting in a diplomatic solution or violence
-Transhumans (augs) referred to as "clanks" by police
-"You can go full combat or full stealth throughout any part of the game"
-Side quests meant to be more meaningful; ex. players can choose to make deals with criminal organizations and its mob boss might call in a favor later interrupting main missions
-Doesn't want fetch quests, the team sees the extra quests as a way to explore the main themes of the game more deeply
-Features twice as many augmentations as Human Revolution
-Aug examples:
Tesla: little darts pop out of Jensen's knuckles allowing him to tag enemies and take them out quietly
Silent Run: Allows Jensen to move quickly across any floor without making a sound (can combine with cloaking)
C.A.S.I.E.: Allows Jensen to analyze the mental state of individuals, helping him to respond adequately in conversations
PEPS Gun: Non-lethal weapon that pops out of Jensen's bionic arm and fires a concussive blast allowing him to knock an enemy out, kill him or flee
-Augmentation features can be assigned on the d-pad for quick selection
-Augmentations consume a fixed amount of energy, when Jensen stops using them he regains a portion of it
-Can still refill his augs completely with bio cells, Eidos wants the recharge mechanic to encourage using augs more liberally
-New remote hack augmentation allows Jensen to activate shortcuts through areas to pass enemies
-No plan for Human Revolution saves to carry over, but Eidos is planning for a franchise now, want to expand further after HR's success
-No plans for a Deus Ex MMO
-Eidos noted fans who played stealthily enjoyed the game more so spent several years iterating on gunplay
-Mankind Divided's moment-to-moment action plays out like a series of set-piece moments, a 'remarkable feat' considering nothing is scripted
-Jensen can adjust his weapons at any point mid-battle, changing ammo type, firing pattern, scopes, etc
-Some enemies have external tech like exoskeletons and mechs to combat Jensen
-Variety of enemies have a diversity of weapons, augments, or other high-tech combat tools, some have high-jump abilities, etc
-Focused on making A.I. more aggressive, flanking, etc
-Certain elements of the environment now react to combat


Official Website

CG Trailer

YouTube Video


Game Informer full 12 page coverage screens
Game Informer Developer Commentary: Creating the World

All aboard the hype train, choo choo.
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Old 04/07/2015   #2
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If all this is for real, I am superexcite!
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Old 04/07/2015   #3
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The next vote is in 40 minutes-ish, whatever that means XD
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Old 04/07/2015   #4
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Oh it must be about things. Or that other stuff.

...

Okay I confess, I have no idea. It just looks cool.
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Old 04/07/2015   #5
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Two of the officer guys came in and said if he wanted the medicine he had to give them the password, the vote was between "Password" and "Infiltrate". "Infiltrate" was chosen by the chat (at about 67/33% overall), gunshots were heard outside, the men left without giving him medication.

They came back in with a table and told him to write in his journal. His heart rate on the bottom left has slowly increased from 60ish to the current 96. The close up of him writing shows that he has augmentation symbols on his hand.

Whether you think the whole thing is dumb or not, it's getting people talking

Next vote is in 4 hours and 40 minutes.
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Old 04/07/2015   #6
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So a woman came in asking questions and the chat had a choice to protect or step back from the prisoner so he could be tortured. Protect was chosen by about 55/45. Then a code appeared (53214525445153) and people put it in the chat (this happens every time) which unlocked this Instagram video.

This is the older one.

There are another two but none of them make much sense.

One of the guards said something about a Capcom museum? No clue what that was about XD.
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Old 04/07/2015   #7
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OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

YES YES YES YES YES

MORE ADAM

YES YES YES I AM SO HAPPY
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Old 04/07/2015   #8
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Elias Toufexis (Adam's voice actor) just tweeted this.

He's back. (I'm back).
DAMN YOU TLS NOT ENOUGH OF YOU HAVE PLAYED THIS GAME TO KNOW HOW AWESOME THIS IS ARGH
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Old 04/07/2015   #9
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I've been a fan of Deus Ex since the beginning dude. I'm fucking stoked.
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Old 04/07/2015   #10
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MOG SHARES IN MY JOY. HUGS TO MOG.

Who will join us? <_< 0_0 <_<
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Old 04/08/2015   #11
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I want to join in, because I'm excited because I enjoyed what I played of the previous one ...but I never managed to finish Deus Ex.

I ran into the issue that I got too caught up with the fact that the game really heavily rewards perfection, and I never managed to get past the fact that I'd continually replay sections to attempt to do them the way that I wanted to, rather than the way that I happened to and let the story progress. Because of that, I burned out and just ended up abandoning it at a point that I don't remember.

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Old 04/08/2015   #12
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Can somebody ask Adam if there are electric razors in the future and where one might buy one?
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Old 04/08/2015   #13
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X-SOLDIER wrote: I want to join in, because I'm excited because I enjoyed what I played of the previous one ...but I never managed to finish Deus Ex.

I ran into the issue that I got too caught up with the fact that the game really heavily rewards perfection, and I never managed to get past the fact that I'd continually replay sections to attempt to do them the way that I wanted to, rather than the way that I happened to and let the story progress. Because of that, I burned out and just ended up abandoning it at a point that I don't remember.
Are you talking about the original Deus Ex? If so I'd recommend just playing Human Revolution. HR is a prequel and this is a direct sequel to that. You miss some random references here and there but the experience is still as good whether you've played the original or not.
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I'd still very, very much recommending playing and beating the first one. Human Revolution is the better technical piece, but the first game has far, far more depth in plot and gameplay (really, the first game is absolutely fucking massive with tons of pages of 'if then, else' scenarios). Which is saying something because HR is fucking great.
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Old 04/08/2015   #15
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I am excite.

Joe wrote: Can somebody ask Adam if there are electric razors in the future and where one might buy one?
Adam never asked for razors.

A classic
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