Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Interview

By Devin McIntyre, 1 year ago
Executive Narrative Director Mary DeMarle sat down to talk about some of the things coming in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. DeMarle mentioned how the newest title in the Deus Ex franchise is looking to make your choices feel very meaningful; you will be sent out on missions to take down terrorists, although it is up to you as the player to decide whether or not you think these people are actually evil. And decisions like these will be made throughout the story and will have their own consequences, some of which you may not realize at the time. These consequences could end up making you go down different paths ultimately changing your end game and altering how you approach the final mission.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will take all these decisions you make throughout the game and track each and every one. By keeping track of exactly what each different player chose in each situation, the scenes that take place in the game can change slightly in order to make it feel more natural for your specific Adam Jensen. DeMarle also mentioned how there will be plenty of side quests present in the game that can be very helpful in fleshing out the world as a whole, and also add to Jensen's evolving personality:

Some of my favorite stories in the game are the ones which are totally optional, but you could still miss an awful lot if you ignore them.

You can solve some side missions in 10 minutes, but if you take your time and explore you can start peeling away at the story and meet additional characters.

We wanted to add more environmental storytelling like we did in Human Revolution, so by exploring apartments you see these little micro stories through their appearance — things like emails and other details that have nothing to do with your objective, but flesh out the world you’re in.
DeMarle went on to confirm that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will also come with a New Game+ option, so once fans beat the game the first time, they will be able to start over with access to their augmentations which will allow you to experience each mission differently your second time through.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is set to release for the Xbox One on August 23rd.
Devin McIntyre
Written by Devin McIntyre
Devin has been a TA Newshound since 2015 and enjoys watching and competing in both esports and normal sports. Any of his time that is not spent working on school or sleeping is allotted to video games and the gym. He is very good at multi-tasking, as he has been known to watch anime while simultaneously playing video games.