Autodesk, the 3D design software creator, recently stopped by the offices of developer Eidos Montreal to discuss its usage of design and development tools to make video games, and in the process captured some brand new gameplay footage from the studio’s forthcoming title Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Although the majority of the video features Eidos Montreal team members such as studio head David Anfossi and IT Director Louis Porco explaining the company’s business relationship with HP while using its hardware and software, the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided assets definitely spice up the clip with some much-needed flair.
While we’ve been privy to plenty of exciting Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in-game materials in the past – the footage shown with E3 2015’s gameplay demo is definitely in-depth – Autodesk’s filming of its visit to Eidos Montreal gives us a slightly better idea of the action-RPG title’s brooding atmosphere and its technology-heavy environments. Not to mention, we get to hear some snappy lines of dialogue from Elias Toufexis’ vocal performance for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided‘s cybernetically enhanced protagonist, Adam Jensen.
As seen in the video below, developers are hard at work putting together a bleak, yet sleek world including augmented soliders brutalizing ordinary citizens, which furthers the Deus Ex series’ usage of cyberpunk themes and dystopian future settings. Plus, fans get to catch a glimpse of some of Mankind Divided‘s first-person shooter features in action, as well as some spliced segments of what are presumably cutscenes from the game.
For those unaware, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided‘s original release date was in February 2016, but shortly after the announcement, Eidos Montreal decided it wasn’t satisfied with what had been developed up to that point. The studio went on to explain that since the title was a “huge project,” it would not “compromise on quality,” deeming a six-month delay in the game’s availability ample time to give creators the chance to make Mankind Divided the high-caliber title it was meant to be.
Considering all that has been released thus far for the title, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is shaping up to be a stellar follow-up to Human Revolution. With its blend of stealth, FPS features, myriad dialogue options, and meticulous record of player choices that affect the ending, the next entry appears to be on track to provide fans with a much more refined version of what made previous installments so great.
What did you think of the new gameplay shown off in Autodesk’s Deus Ex: Mankind Divided video? Has Eidos Montreal given you enough incentive to purchase the action-RPG title upon its release or do you still need some more convincing? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is set to release on August 23, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.