After the madness of E3 2015 settled down a bit last week, Square Enix decided to keep the fun going strong. During the convention they shared a gameplay trailer and tech demo for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, but it was at the end of the week that they decided to unleash the excellent 25-minute-long E3 gameplay demo to give excited fans a significant peek at how impressive the game is looking.
The gameplay demo delivers a little taste of everything the game has to offer, from its look to the many stealth and combat options you’ll have to the choices you’ll make in strategy and dialogue. You can watch the full gameplay demo below.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided takes place in 2029, two years after the events of Human Revolution and the infamous ‘Aug Incident’ in Panchaea that resulted in the death of millions at the hands of those who had installed augmentations. This event has created a huge divide between those who have augmentations, and those who do not. Amongst this emotional turmoil are various factions looking to manipulate the public by twisting public opinion of augmentation to further their own agenda and hide the truth of what really happened.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided also continues the story of Adam Jensen, a former biotech company security chief turned super-augmented, anti-terrorist agent playing by his own rules. Jensen has been empowered with all new augmentations, enabling him and the player a greater sense of self-control as they explore all new locations in-game. As social and political tensions reach a major turning point, Jensen and conspiracies surrounding the Illuminati continue toward an inevitable crossroads … and possibly, an epic showdown.
“For 15 years, Deus Ex has been a point of conversation across the games industry and beyond, whether the topic is the franchise’s unique gameplay or topical narrative focused on advanced biotechnology and human augmentation,” said David Anfossi, Head of Studio, Eidos-Montréal. “What began with Deus Ex: Human Revolution goes to a whole new level in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, diving even deeper into this discussion and, in turn, offering fans an all-encompassing experience, one which will challenge their skills as players and emphasize decision-making based on real world topics.”
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will also mark a new era in Eidos-Montréal’s technology, utilizing the advanced visual and immersive capabilities of the Dawn Engine™, specifically built for the recent generation of consoles and PC. Under the umbrella of the Gaming Evolved program, AMD and Eidos-Montréal have been collaborating on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and the game will feature Microsoft’s DirectX® 12 support as well as AMD’s TressFX™. These features will not only raise the bar in game performance but bring unrivalled visual fidelity to the Deus Ex franchise.
It should be noted that this gameplay demo was made using an alpha build of the game, so it could look differently when the final product is released.
Also a spoiler warning is in effect. From 18:25 to 22:20 includes a part of the game those who plan to play might not want to see play out despite the fact that it’s a game where your choices help to mold the story you’ll experience.