After the controversy over the in-game micro-transactions and the one-time-use season pass content, you’d forgive Square Enix and Eidos Montreal for treading quite lightly where Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is concerned. That’s the exact opposite of what they've done though, revealing the first of two story-based DLCs just over a week after launch, and it’s out this month.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - System Rift is out on September 23rd, exactly one month since launch. It brings back a familiar face for Human Revolution players - Francis ‘Wendell’ Pritchard. With his help, Jensen is looking to find more information on the mysterious Santeau Group, requiring a break in at one of the most secure data banks in the world - the Palisade Blade.
From the sounds of things it’s just a single standalone mission. We’ve got no word on estimated length or anything like that just now, but it will set players back £9.49, or included as part of the £25 / /$30 season pass.
I’m usually fairly forgiving of DLC but this feels like it’s been announced too close to launch for comfort. Ordinarily it wouldn’t be an issue but the main game ends somewhat abruptly with quite a few loose threads. If Eidos Montreal is intending on providing a ‘true ending’ as part of the two DLC packs this could ruffle a few feathers. I also suspect most people haven’t even finished the main game yet and Square Enix is already trying to sell them additional content for their $60 purchase.
Who’s up for some more DLC then? A nice bonus or is Square Enix milking fans with the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided season pass?