Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Delayed to August 2016

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided from Eidos Montreal and Square Enix has been delayed from its initial February 2016 date for quality reasons, as revealed by an official statement by Eidos-Monstreal Head of Studio David Anfossi on the official Deus Ex website:

We need to move the release of the game to August 23, 2016… We are sorry to disappoint you with this news…

The developers shared their reasons for the six-month delay:

As you may have already seen by reading and watching the many previews for Deus Ex: Mankind Divded, our aim is for it to be a worthy successor to Human Revolution, and to improve upon that game in every way possible… As we are now playing through the game in full we can see that it will require more time in post-prodcution for tuning, iterations, and refinement to meet our high standards.

Having seen the hands-off footage of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided back at E3 2015, I doubted that the game could hit the intended February 2016 date so I'm not entirely surprised by this delay. I was impressed with the gameplay and the sci-fi storyline Human Revolution, so Mankind Divided deserves the time to live up to its predecessor.