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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided had too many “rough edges” in February

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It is the year 2016. Bandits roam the wasteland, trying to convince people that Donald Trump should be the next president of America and beloved celebrities are shedding the mortal coil quicker than the current vanishing of bee colonies around the world. But while the world outside may be grim, there’s a ray of hope on the horizon. A new Deus Ex game, in February. AWWWWW YES.

And then it was delayed.

Maybe February was too busy. Maybe the game genuinely did some extra time in the oven. But whatever the reason behind doing so, developer Eidos Montreal hasn’t exactly been sitting on their hands over the last few months to get some stranger danger action. But what does polish mean exactly, for a game like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided?

“Making sure that we’re balancing the game. Making sure that some things that were rough around the edges were fixed,” executive game director Jean Francois Dugas said to GameSpot.

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It was really taking the time to massage the game. Development sometimes it takes a lot of time. More often than not, the actual game comes together very late in the process. If we had released in February like we were supposed to, we wouldn’t have had the chance to step back and look at what we have and massage it to the way we wanted it. This game is so dense that it demanded more love before we shipped it.

And that’s great. It’s understandable, maybe even admirable in an industry which is all too happy to push out a project before it happens to even be finished, updating after the week one sales have come in. But a lot of this extra love and care, is normally done for assets and features that you porbably wouldn’t even notice at first. And according to Dugas, having an audience not notice all that extra work is a sign of a job well done. “I think they won’t notice anything if we do our job well,” Dugas explained.

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For us, when we look at the result in February, we knew that there were too many rough edges, but we could have shipped it. But personally as a dev and then as a player, that would’ve been disrespectful. But it’s mainly more for us knowing what the game should be versus what it was (in February). It’s as simple as that.

In the end, you will have a more solid AI, you’ll have a more robust frame rate. You’ll have more robust loading times. It’s plenty of things like that.

And I’m sure this game will have patches, like most games out there. But our goal was not to say “Oh, let’s release this and we’ll do patches.” No, let’s make sure that we’re releasing the best game we can with that extra time, and the patches will be more about certain other things instead of trying to make a broken thing work.

Which is something that everyone asked for. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided dropped a boatload of new info yesterday, including a brand new Breach mode that looks like Tron on Renaissance drugs.

Last Updated: June 9, 2016

59 Comments

  1. Game of the year, 2016, goes to DXMD

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    • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

      June 9, 2016 at 12:32

      Even if it is not official, I’m calling it. Will be MY GOTY

      Reply

      • Ottokie

        June 9, 2016 at 12:38

        GOTY is already Stardew Valley. I ain’t even kidding

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          June 9, 2016 at 12:39

          XD

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 9, 2016 at 12:36

      DOOM, because it’s back in all it’s glory

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      • Greylingad[He Charges!]

        June 9, 2016 at 12:37

        Oh Lawd Yes!!

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      • Ir0nseraph

        June 9, 2016 at 12:39

        It is back alright , but Uncharted 4 was so good.

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        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          June 9, 2016 at 12:40

          This is true…

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          June 9, 2016 at 12:40

          True, but I believe GOTY can’t be an exclusive

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          • Ir0nseraph

            June 9, 2016 at 12:40

            That’s just silly 😛

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 9, 2016 at 12:41

            XD

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 9, 2016 at 12:41

            Snap

          • Ir0nseraph

            June 9, 2016 at 12:42

            The GOTY should be enjoyed by all even the master race, but a game should be judged by how good it is in the end.

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 9, 2016 at 12:43

            True, and unbiased. It must really be good. Not “OH MY SACK LOOK AT ALL THE MUPPETS THAT BOUGHT THIS SALES SALES SALES $$$$$$” good

          • Darren Peach

            June 9, 2016 at 12:47

            Infinite Warfare ?

          • Ir0nseraph

            June 9, 2016 at 12:56

            Well muppets always seem happy, so it can’t be that bad.

        • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

          June 9, 2016 at 12:41

          For something to be GOTY, it has to be on all platforms. Just how I feel about it.

          It means the guys made a truly awesome game, on all 3 major platforms

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        • Darren Peach

          June 9, 2016 at 12:50

          But Doom was uber good but Uncharted was sexy but Doom was CYBERDEMON…….but Uncharted was SEXY….. Nee man !

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          • Ir0nseraph

            June 9, 2016 at 12:53

            XD
            Well there is this game released by Blizzard this year called overwatch which could upset the balance.

          • Darren Peach

            June 9, 2016 at 12:54

            And I really want that…..

          • Ottokie

            June 9, 2016 at 12:56

            I will have to go take a look at this “overwatch”

      • Darren Peach

        June 9, 2016 at 12:40

        My heart says Doom but my heart says Uncharted.

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        • Dresden

          June 9, 2016 at 13:25

          Your heart has a split personality? 😛

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    • Captain JJ or is it I&J?

      June 9, 2016 at 12:46

      I don’t know hey. It’s going to be excellent, no doubt, but there are some big names this year.

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  2. Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

    June 9, 2016 at 12:34

    ” But our goal was not to say “Oh, let’s release this and we’ll do patches.” No, let’s make sure that we’re releasing the best game we can with that extra time, and the patches will be more about certain other things instead of trying to make a broken thing work.”

    ^this, give this man a Bells, a case of Bells!

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 9, 2016 at 12:36

      They say these things always, every publisher, but come launch day…..

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      • Greylingad[He Charges!]

        June 9, 2016 at 12:37

        CDPR too….

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        • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

          June 9, 2016 at 12:40

          CDPR people are angels

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          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 9, 2016 at 12:41

            they pee honey…

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 9, 2016 at 12:41

            That must hurt

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 9, 2016 at 12:43

            I cannot imagine trying to push out such a viscous liquid… especially when it crystallizes….

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 9, 2016 at 12:44

            Just warm up your schnozzle, warm honey flows nicely

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 9, 2016 at 12:41

            They sweat golden lager

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 9, 2016 at 12:42

            And sneeze lime flavoured chewing gum…

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 9, 2016 at 12:42

            Now you are being silly

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 9, 2016 at 12:42

            And poo gold bricks

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 9, 2016 at 12:42

            They have to, since gold bricks falling on porcelain must shoot the toilet repair bill through the roof each month

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 9, 2016 at 12:45

            And like Cohen the Barbarian (stole trolls teeth) Have Diamond teeth…

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 9, 2016 at 12:48

            NO WAY!!! SOMEONE ACTUALLY COSPLAYED HIM!! AND WELL TOO!!!
            https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/1b/3d/1b/1b3d1be0a9ec4103b5f870d9f51b7fba.jpg

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 9, 2016 at 12:49

            I like how he has a cigarette in his left hand

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 9, 2016 at 12:51

            It’s excellent!! Aah man, Pratchett…

          • Darren Peach

            June 9, 2016 at 12:52

            That has left permanent mental damage to my brain.

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          June 9, 2016 at 12:41

          Indeed, but at least they work on the game day and night even after launch

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          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 9, 2016 at 12:41

            That is also true!

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 9, 2016 at 12:41

            …free DLC!

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 9, 2016 at 12:42

            AND PROPER EXPANSION PACKS

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 9, 2016 at 12:46

            This is very true!

  3. Greylingad[He Charges!]

    June 9, 2016 at 12:36

    A game developer that doesn’t want to release a broken game!? in 2016? WHERE IS THAT TABLE SO I CAN THROW IT!?

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    • Darren Peach

      June 9, 2016 at 12:55

      Le Doom ? Sans multiplayer ?

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      • Greylingad[He Charges!]

        June 9, 2016 at 12:57

        I played through the campaign and I refuse to touch the MP… No thanks…

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        • Darren Peach

          June 9, 2016 at 12:58

          Did it agree with you ?

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          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 9, 2016 at 13:00

            The SP yes, the MP, is the kind of thing that makes me wish it was better, like bad prawns the day before an international flight, you wish you stopped touching it after you had the first bad taste…

          • Darren Peach

            June 9, 2016 at 13:02

            Yep. The MP is a tad clunky.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 9, 2016 at 13:08

            I wouldn’t say it’s clunky, the last time I touched the MP was during the Beta, I selected my Rocket launcher loadout, prepped for the match and boom, launched a team deathmatch, I ran around the first corner, got my sights on a guy launching himself toward me, took aim and fired the first rocket, got him square in the face…Nice shot I thought…the smoke cleared and he was still standing there, I could see it was as if he was shrugging off the blow like an elephant that got struck by a mosquito… He looked me straight in the face, took two steps closer and turned me into giblets with his super shotgun… Disappointing does not describe the few hours I spent in it… really, it doesn’t…

          • Darren Peach

            June 9, 2016 at 13:16

            Yeah. I was hoping for something faster ala Quake.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            June 9, 2016 at 13:18

            It is fast, don’t get me wrong, it’s just crap without having a massive arsenal to work from, two weapons? Really? That’s why I bought DOOM, to face off against others being limited to two guns…

  4. Darren Peach

    June 9, 2016 at 12:39

    I bet a crispy R 100 note that there will be a day one patch !

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 9, 2016 at 12:43

      but if course there will, as well as DLC and a season pass, maybe even MT. This is the AAA industry now.

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      • Darren Peach

        June 9, 2016 at 12:45

        I was playing Uncharted MP and noticed they even have MTs. Pay money to get credit to unlock pixels ?

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