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Deus Ex: Human Revolution delayed

Deus Ex: Human Revolution delayed

Deus Ex: Human Revolution has been delayed following harsh feedback of another key title.

Square Enix has decided to delay the release of the upcoming RPG Deus Ex: Human Revolution following weak sales and harsh feedback concerning other titles. The move was announced to investors, according to Eurogamer.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the hotly anticipated third entry in the highly regarded Deus Ex series, has been pushed back to some point in Square Enix's next fiscal years - which starts in April 2011. The game was originally set for an early 2011 release.

'With weak sales performance of console game titles that have been newly released during the current fiscal year as well as harsh market feedback regarding a key title, the Group recognizes the reinforcement of development capability in our Digital Entertainment segment as our most critical managerial issue,' Square Enix told investors.

'We therefore have decided to spend additional time to further polish our upcoming game, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, resulting in a shift in release timing from our prior plan of the current fiscal year to next fiscal year.'

'Additionally, since recognizing that our Final Fantasy XIV service has not yet achieved the level of customer satisfaction that fans of our Final Fantasy franchise have come to expect, we have restructured the development organization and will continue the free trial period until we can present customers with a clear plan outlining Final Fantasy XIV's new direction,' Square Enix said.

Square Enix has also altered predictions for the current fiscal year, dropping new earning forecasts to 1 billion yen.

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nukeman8 16th December 2010, 10:53 Quote
so the tl:dr version is

We was going to release another game that wasn't quite finished yet but after all the complaints about all the other games we have done it with we have decided to finish it first.
Nikols 16th December 2010, 10:59 Quote
Better be fuggin good is alls I can say
K404 16th December 2010, 11:05 Quote
Disappointed, coz I AM really looking forward to HR, but I take this as a good sign in general.

It means they aren't willing to pump out whatever just to make short-term cash. They want to protect their brand by releasing GOOD games.


BUT..... it does imply they don't have 100% confidence in what they already HAVE. Seeing as the game has been delayed so long as it is and must be about done... how much can they really change now??
r3loaded 16th December 2010, 11:13 Quote
Aww, was really looking forward to it. I was going to help my brother build a new system in anticipation of this game and all!
kosch 16th December 2010, 12:28 Quote
Had this on pre order since it became availble. I'd much rather wait and have a polished game :)
mastorofpuppetz 16th December 2010, 12:29 Quote
dont think this game will be good TBH. Too many great titles coming in 2011, especially if you have a PS3.
Bloody_Pete 16th December 2010, 12:32 Quote
If they screw it up I'm going to build a robot army to destroy them!!! (and seeing as I'm doing a Robotics degree I will be able too)
Bloody_Pete 16th December 2010, 12:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by mastorofpuppetz
dont think this game will be good TBH. Too many great titles coming in 2011, especially if you have a PS3.

I'm speachless to this. Why?
Paradigm Shifter 16th December 2010, 12:40 Quote
As I don't really play MMOs... are there any that have really done well since World of Warcraft came out? As for Squenix... they had a great game with Just Cause 2... it's just a pity they messed up their 'big' IP so much. FFXIV was doomed from the start.

If this delay means they're going to polish it more (particularly the PC version - if the PC version of HR is as head-and-shoulders above the console versions as the the PC version of Just Cause 2 was) then I'm not unhappy about a delay. If, however, it comes out and is laggy, buggy and generally a poor console port affair... :(
ChromeX 16th December 2010, 12:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by mastorofpuppetz
dont think this game will be good TBH. Too many great titles coming in 2011, especially if you have a PS3.

troll
chimaera 16th December 2010, 13:08 Quote
Shame, I've been really looking forward to this, mind you with the amount of stuff coming out late March/early April I imagine there will be plenty to keep my mind occupied :)
mjm25 16th December 2010, 13:24 Quote
"for polishing"? You can't polish a turd...
eddtox 16th December 2010, 13:43 Quote
I am looking forward to this and I don't mind the delay if it means they will produce something worthy of the name. I am still playing the original (which is actually better on the PS2 than on the PC :S)
yakyb 16th December 2010, 14:14 Quote
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'We therefore have decided to spend additional time to further polish our upcoming game, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, resulting in a shift in release timing from our prior plan of the current fiscal year to next fiscal year.'

so they are admitting now to realease a half arsed attempt at something

****ing Publishers
SubtleOne 16th December 2010, 15:31 Quote
Well, kudos to them for not adopting the industry wide habit of pushing a product out at all costs, since some manager decides that the extra 6 months spent making it great would not outweigh the delay in sales and his Christmas bonus.
Fizzl 16th December 2010, 15:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by mjm25
"for polishing"? You can't polish a turd...

Myth Busted. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiJ9fy1qSFI


More seriously this is a game I want to like so much but in the back of my mind there is this little voice carefully trying to manage my expectations.
ev1lm1nd666 16th December 2010, 16:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by Fizzl
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Originally Posted by mjm25
"for polishing"? You can't polish a turd...

Myth Busted. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiJ9fy1qSFI


More seriously this is a game I want to like so much but in the back of my mind there is this little voice carefully trying to manage my expectations.

+1 - You really can polish a turd, but even a shiny turd is still a turd
Fizzban 16th December 2010, 16:58 Quote
Good. I'd rather have a late but finished game, rather than an on time but hideously flawed or cut down game.
azrael- 16th December 2010, 19:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bloody_Pete
I'm speachless to this. Why?
He writes that about pretty much any game... :)

As for DX:HR itself, I concur with the majority here. I'd rather have a delayed but great game than a rushed one which sucks a???...

Actually, the material I've seen so far looks pretty good, including but not limited to the gameplay trailer that's up on DeusEx.com.
sausages 16th December 2010, 22:33 Quote
Hotly anticipated game in delay shocker.
Hovis 16th December 2010, 23:39 Quote
I've seen a few companies lately pushing stuff back, specifically over this sort of concern. Could the days of companies just pushing any old crap out the door be finally nearing an end?
yakyb 16th December 2010, 23:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hovis
I've seen a few companies lately pushing stuff back, specifically over this sort of concern. Could the days of companies just pushing any old crap out the door be finally nearing an end?

examples?
Bindibadgi 17th December 2010, 05:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by ChromeX
troll

I disagree, merely a point of view with a justified reason following. If he doesn't like anything, so what?

It's not the first time anyone has disagreed with someone else on the internet.

Having read your other posts though, I have to agree: you seem to not like anything that's popular, because it's popular, so why even bother reading about these games, Puppets?
metarinka 17th December 2010, 05:59 Quote
rather a delay and an awesome game then rushing out the door a few months earlier. It will come out either way, I can wait.
general22 17th December 2010, 06:20 Quote
This game was never going to live up to expectations anyway. There are quite a few good releases in 2011 and this would have to rank at the bottom.
Bindibadgi 17th December 2010, 06:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by general22
This game was never going to live up to expectations anyway. There are quite a few good releases in 2011 and this would have to rank at the bottom.

On what justification? The studio behind it almost constantly puts out high quality titles. You're entitled to your opinion but the rank at the bottom comment is non-constructive to the argument and flame-bait quite honestly.
general22 17th December 2010, 07:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
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Originally Posted by general22
This game was never going to live up to expectations anyway. There are quite a few good releases in 2011 and this would have to rank at the bottom.

On what justification? The studio behind it almost constantly puts out high quality titles. You're entitled to your opinion but the rank at the bottom comment is non-constructive to the argument and flame-bait quite honestly.

I just feel its going to be a dumbing down of Deus Ex and will ruin the franchise for me. I also base it on the fact there are several other games that I am looking forward to much more such as Portal 2, Mass Effect 3 Arkham 2.

I was harsh in my earlier comment but my feeling is with all the quality releases in 2011 I don't think that this game will be very good.
Anakha 17th December 2010, 07:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by nukeman8
so the tl:dr version is

We was going to release another game that wasn't quite finished yet but after all the complaints about all the other games we have done it with we have decided to finish it first.

Going to release? They DID release FF XIV, on the PC. And it was universally slammed. So they're essentially pooping building materials, and are piling everyone on to the FFXIV team to salvage the FF IP before it's irrevocably tainted. 'cause if Squeenix f**ks up the FF franchise, that's their major moneymaker broken, and then they're bust.
azrael- 17th December 2010, 07:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by general22
I just feel its going to be a dumbing down of Deus Ex and will ruin the franchise for me. I also base it on the fact there are several other games that I am looking forward to much more such as Portal 2, Mass Effect 3 Arkham 2.

I was harsh in my earlier comment but my feeling is with all the quality releases in 2011 I don't think that this game will be very good.
I respect your opinion, but truth be told at this point noone can say whether Portal 2, Mass Effect 3 and Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 will be any good.

They most likely will be (at least P2 and ME3), but then again they might not. And at least two of these titles are console-based from the outset.
K404 17th December 2010, 09:16 Quote
I don't think it makes any sense to say a game will be bad because other games out around the same time will be good :D ... there's not a maximum quota of games that can be good in a quarter or year y'know :D

To say DE:HR might face tough competition... yea. I believe that will be true, but if they're staying true to the general idea of the old one, they're going for TOTALLY different gaming mindsets and gameplay styles
law99 17th December 2010, 09:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by eddtox
I am looking forward to this and I don't mind the delay if it means they will produce something worthy of the name. I am still playing the original (which is actually better on the PS2 than on the PC :S)

Forgive my french... but are you f***ing kidding me? You prefer the version where chunks of the environment to explore are missing? :(

Anyhow, I'm looking forward to this one. The 2nd one was a little on the dreadful side compared to the first however. It sort of undid all your work saving humanity too, what with having the Dentons wanting to... spoiler... bla bla bla... can you spoil a crap game? The only good thing about that game was the genuine ambiguity served on the plate at the end. Mine however, was served cold, with a side of missing side orders.
Kúsař 17th December 2010, 10:13 Quote
I have seen the gameplay trailer and it seems it has FOV 60 degrees horizontally. I hope I'm wrong. I've had enough of headaches...
eddtox 17th December 2010, 10:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by law99
Forgive my french... but are you f***ing kidding me? You prefer the version where chunks of the environment to explore are missing? :(

The experience feels more polished. The inventory system is much better and, because it's not a fast-paced fps, the lack of a mouse isn't that much of a problem. I also like the way the PS2 version handles usernames and passwords and door codes. Oh, and you don't need a medbot to install augs.
okenobi 17th December 2010, 10:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by eddtox
The experience feels more polished. The inventory system is much better and, because it's not a fast-paced fps, the lack of a mouse isn't that much of a problem. I also like the way the PS2 version handles usernames and passwords and door codes. Oh, and you don't need a medbot to install augs.

Umm, no. Not having a mouse is gay AND having to use medbots makes you plan better. I'm currently on my 5th play through of the original and still enjoying it.
eddtox 17th December 2010, 11:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by okenobi
Umm, no. Not having a mouse is gay AND having to use medbots makes you plan better. I'm currently on my 5th play through of the original and still enjoying it.

In this case I don't find the lack of a mouse to be too much of a problem. As for medbots, you've still got them, but they just heal you. I always found it a bit tedious to have to search for a medbot when I wanted to install an aug (mainly because I could never make up my mind until the last moment :P)

The new inventory system is much better, especially in the way it handles aug and upg canisters and weapon mods.
mastorofpuppetz 17th December 2010, 16:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by ChromeX
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Originally Posted by mastorofpuppetz
dont think this game will be good TBH. Too many great titles coming in 2011, especially if you have a PS3.

troll

HUH? I dont think a game will be that good makes someone a troll? how old are you? Everything I have seen, nothing makes this look that good, with such a Strong lineup of games in 2011. The last deus ex was not very good and that was years ago,Square enix don't have a good track record.
mastorofpuppetz 17th December 2010, 16:07 Quote
On a side note, i praise many games, try not to be so ignant as they say on the street. Square Enix = Fail with deus Ex, write it down.
mastorofpuppetz 17th December 2010, 16:08 Quote
They delayed it due to HARSH feedback for another title, that says a lot, why does a totally different title effect Deus Ex? its obvious the quality of the game is not all it should be.
law99 17th December 2010, 17:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by eddtox
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Originally Posted by okenobi
Umm, no. Not having a mouse is gay AND having to use medbots makes you plan better. I'm currently on my 5th play through of the original and still enjoying it.

In this case I don't find the lack of a mouse to be too much of a problem. As for medbots, you've still got them, but they just heal you. I always found it a bit tedious to have to search for a medbot when I wanted to install an aug (mainly because I could never make up my mind until the last moment :P)

The new inventory system is much better, especially in the way it handles aug and upg canisters and weapon mods.

I'm going to have to say... fair enough. Although I never had a problem with health. So, I'd prefer they were for installing mods. Mouse is better from my point of view and the F keys for augs was no bother. I've lost count of playthroughs of Deus Ex. It's such a classic. I need to get involved with this MassEffect thing too.
Fizzban 17th December 2010, 17:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by mastorofpuppetz
On a side note, i praise many games, try not to be so ignant as they say on the street. Square Enix = Fail with deus Ex, write it down.

Square Enix aren't developing the game. They only made the fancy trailers. Eidos are actually making the game (square owns this studio now).
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Originally Posted by mastorofpuppetz
They delayed it due to HARSH feedback for another title, that says a lot, why does a totally different title effect Deus Ex? its obvious the quality of the game is not all it should be.

There is likely some truth in this.
digitaldunc 17th December 2010, 18:24 Quote
Dissapointed, but fair enough.

I really *want* this yesterday, the trailers are totally epic... I'm coming at this fresh, having never played either of the originals though so I doubt I'd be disappointed with the final product in the same way veterans of the franchise might be.

I feel square enix know this is one they can't really afford to fornicate up, and I don't envy their position as a dev group.
SMIFFYDUDE 18th December 2010, 00:50 Quote
I was dissapointed with the trailer, hope game will be better, but trailer screams 6/10 generic console shooter to me.
general22 18th December 2010, 03:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by azrael-
I respect your opinion, but truth be told at this point noone can say whether Portal 2, Mass Effect 3 and Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 will be any good.

They most likely will be (at least P2 and ME3), but then again they might not. And at least two of these titles are console-based from the outset.

Yeah sure we can't say they are going to be good but I have more faith in those games since they are developed by teams who were behind the previous games in the series. This new Deus Ex game worries me since it doesn't have much to do with people behind the previous Deus Ex games.

I guess though a different team has come along and made an existing franchise better so perhaps it will turn out ok.
okenobi 18th December 2010, 09:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by digitaldunc
I'm coming at this fresh, having never played either of the originals though so I doubt I'd be disappointed with the final product in the same way veterans of the franchise might be.

And thinking about it, this has to be the majority of their target market. Seriously, how many of us are old enough to have been PC gaming 10yrs ago?? Seems to me the average age of gamers on here is probably early twenties at a push.
azrael- 18th December 2010, 12:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by okenobi
And thinking about it, this has to be the majority of their target market. Seriously, how many of us are old enough to have been PC gaming 10yrs ago?? Seems to me the average age of gamers on here is probably early twenties at a push.
Speak for yourself... :p

I've been gaming since the early 80s. :)
digitaldunc 18th December 2010, 14:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by okenobi
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Originally Posted by digitaldunc
I'm coming at this fresh, having never played either of the originals though so I doubt I'd be disappointed with the final product in the same way veterans of the franchise might be.

And thinking about it, this has to be the majority of their target market. Seriously, how many of us are old enough to have been PC gaming 10yrs ago?? Seems to me the average age of gamers on here is probably early twenties at a push.

Maybe... but I still think they probably feel that veterans opinions are important.

Oddly enough I was old enough to play it the first time round (I remember a friend having it) but I missed it... not sure why.
okenobi 18th December 2010, 15:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by azrael-
Speak for yourself... :p

I was there. And for the first Starcraft 3yrs earlier!

I'm just saying, how many of their target demo can even remember the difference between Doom on a 486 DX100 with "Math Coprocessor" and a Pentium 90?

I can't imagine it's that many. That's all. And having the expectation from the first game can only be a burden for the devs.
eddtox 18th December 2010, 15:35 Quote
A burden which they gladly take on themselves in order to cash in on the franchise. You can't expect to have the benefits of association with a good IP without bearing the burden of expectations associated with that. I just hope they realise that poor sequels will only serve to devalue their IP.
azrael- 18th December 2010, 18:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by okenobi
I was there. And for the first Starcraft 3yrs earlier!

I'm just saying, how many of their target demo can even remember the difference between Doom on a 486 DX100 with "Math Coprocessor" and a Pentium 90?

I can't imagine it's that many. That's all. And having the expectation from the first game can only be a burden for the devs.
I wouldn't know. My first pc was a Pentium 90MHz. :) Came from an Amiga 2000 at that point (1992). Preceded by an Amiga 500 and of course a Commodore 64 before that.

On a more serious note, you're probably right about the target audience. Much of said audience probably grew up with console games and won't really know or be able to appreciate a truly good game. (I'm probably going to get a lot of flak for this last statement, but some things just need to be said. :))
Fizzban 19th December 2010, 01:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by azrael-
Speak for yourself... :p

I've been gaming since the early 80s. :)

Same here.
SMIFFYDUDE 19th December 2010, 03:57 Quote
C64 ---> Gameboy ---> PII 266 PC
ssj12 19th December 2010, 04:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Anakha
Going to release? They DID release FF XIV, on the PC. And it was universally slammed. So they're essentially pooping building materials, and are piling everyone on to the FFXIV team to salvage the FF IP before it's irrevocably tainted. 'cause if Squeenix f**ks up the FF franchise, that's their major moneymaker broken, and then they're bust.

you do know dragon quest is a bigger franchise then FF? and its made by squire enix.
okenobi 19th December 2010, 10:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by azrael-
I wouldn't know. My first pc was a Pentium 90MHz. :) Came from an Amiga 2000 at that point (1992). Preceded by an Amiga 500 and of course a Commodore 64 before that.

On a more serious note, you're probably right about the target audience. Much of said audience probably grew up with console games and won't really know or be able to appreciate a truly good game. (I'm probably going to get a lot of flak for this last statement, but some things just need to be said. :))

That's exactly what I'm talking about.

Oh and for reference, The Pentium 90 blew away the DX100 :D
frontline 20th December 2010, 09:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by okenobi
And thinking about it, this has to be the majority of their target market. Seriously, how many of us are old enough to have been PC gaming 10yrs ago?? Seems to me the average age of gamers on here is probably early twenties at a push.

I'm 43 and started gaming on an Acorn Atom :)
Hrodwulf666 25th December 2010, 13:37 Quote
I was encouraged by a comment in a recent interview with PCG. I shouldnt have been, but interms of the travel style and layout of the 1st game in comparison to the new game they said "we honestly used the 1st game as a template". I love the 1st game and theres been nothing like it since, even if they just traced over it will still have something to offer. I do belive they are taking the franchise seriously. Remember good things can come from delays... remember HL2???
Xir 30th December 2010, 09:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by okenobi
That's exactly what I'm talking about.

Oh and for reference, The Pentium 90 blew away the DX100 :D

The V20 blew away the 8088 :D
(The NEC V20 was a drop in replacement for the "original" 8088 @.....abou 4.77 Mhz?) :D
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