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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided pre-order program cancelled

Today Square Enix announced that they would be shutting down their “Augment Your Pre-Order” program for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

The program, designed to allow buyers a greater freedom of choice with their pre-order packages, was met with overwhelming negative feedback concerning its convoluted nature and “tiered” system. It is this community feedback that allegedly resulted in Square Enix’s decision.

The now-scrapped tiered pre-order reward system

In place of the pre-order program, anyone who now pre-orders Deus Ex: Mankind Divided or buys the Day 1 edition of the game will have all “incentive content” available to them. The release date has also been given a firm date of 23 February 2016, and will no longer be adjusted as a result of pre-order figures.  For those who have already pre-ordered the game, Square Enix are trying to ensure that they will receive all content promised to new buyers.

While some are praising Square Enix for listening to their community, others are seeing this as just another failed attempt from developers trying to jack up their profits through adding an extra cost to content that should be available to all who purchase the standard game. When it comes to this sort of marketing, it’s safe to say that “I didn’t ask for this”.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 23 February 2016. Pre-order your copy now (and receive all the rewards…)

Taylor spends the majority of his time thinking about games rather than playing them, as he thinks this gives him an intellectual edge. (It doesn't.) His daily ritual consists of browsing his Steam library, philosophising that all games are ultimately equal and therefore none should be played, thinking about renewing his World of Warcraft subscription, and finally playing Rocket League.