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Mankind’s going to remain undivided just a little bit longer.

Square Enix announced in a blog post today that the anticipated PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC shooter/role-playing game Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been delayed to August 23. The publisher originally scheduled it to come out February 23.

“We’re confident and proud of the game so far,” the blog post states. “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.”

This is just the latest in a long series of triple-A game delays. It follows the likes of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. Publisher’s want to release games as soon as they can, but backlash from gamers can have a negative effect on a franchise if a title releases in a buggy or unplayable state (see Assassin’s Creed: Unity). Hopefully this delay will help Deus Ex: Mankind Divided have a healthy launch.


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