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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Pushed Back

And one of the biggest titles of Q1 2011 gets the heck out of Q1 2011.

Some cold and hard financial business and poor reception of, presumably, Final Fantasy XIV, has prompted Square Enix to push back the release of Eidos Montreal's shooter Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The publisher now wants the game to see a release in its next fiscal year, which begins in April 2011 and runs through March 31, 2012, according to Joystiq. Previously, the next Deus Ex was supposed to be released in Q1 2011. GameStop had it pegged for a March 2011 release when the Limited Edition bundle and pre-order bonuses were announced earlier this month.

This disappointing bit of information was gathered from a recent Square Enix holdings document, which also mentions that Eidos will "further polish" Human Revolution during the delay. 
 
  

  
== TEASER ==Here's the boilerplate from the document regarding Deus Ex, via Kotaku:

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.

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.

 
This is a bummer, but it's not like there's a shortage of games coming out in Q1 2011. Fight Night Champion, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Dead Space 2, Killzone 3Dragon Age II, and many more triple-A games are all still set to hit during this window. If none of these are turning your crank, you're broken (or only like cyberpunk shooters, which means about that same thing).
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Posted by BradNicholson

Some cold and hard financial business and poor reception of, presumably, Final Fantasy XIV, has prompted Square Enix to push back the release of Eidos Montreal's shooter Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The publisher now wants the game to see a release in its next fiscal year, which begins in April 2011 and runs through March 31, 2012, according to Joystiq. Previously, the next Deus Ex was supposed to be released in Q1 2011. GameStop had it pegged for a March 2011 release when the Limited Edition bundle and pre-order bonuses were announced earlier this month.

This disappointing bit of information was gathered from a recent Square Enix holdings document, which also mentions that Eidos will "further polish" Human Revolution during the delay. 
 
  

  
== TEASER ==Here's the boilerplate from the document regarding Deus Ex, via Kotaku:

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.

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.

 
This is a bummer, but it's not like there's a shortage of games coming out in Q1 2011. Fight Night Champion, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Dead Space 2, Killzone 3Dragon Age II, and many more triple-A games are all still set to hit during this window. If none of these are turning your crank, you're broken (or only like cyberpunk shooters, which means about that same thing).
Edited by Grissefar

Human Revolution is not the first game in the Deus Ex series.

Posted by FunExplosions

And so it begins.

Posted by dragonzord
@Grissefar said:
" Human Revolution is not the first game in the Deus Ex series. "
Where do you see that's implied?
Edited by DaBuddaDa

What does "poor pre-release reception" refer to? Certainly not Deus Ex 3, which has been lauded for its visual design and adherence to what made the first Deus Ex great. When Square says:
 "harsh market feedback regarding a key title," they're referring to Final Fantasy XIV Online.

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Posted by WinterSnowblind

Disappointing, but not surprising.  I expect to see a few more of these slip..   

However, Test Drive Unlimited 2 is definitely not a triple-A game, unless they've done some serious work since the beta.  "Janky" doesn't even begin to describe it.

Posted by Yummylee

 What the deus??
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Posted by AhmadMetallic

oh well

Posted by OneKillWonder_

Yes, I believe the "poor reception" comment is about FFXIV, not this game, or at least that's what the other articles about this story say. 
 
Either way, this is a huge fucking bummer. Human Revolution is definitely my most anticipated title next year, and now with this very open and vague release window, there's a possibility that it won't even come out til next year. I really hope the delay is only for a month or two, but I won't hold my breath.

Posted by dezvous

Makes sense, I'm interested in DEX Revolution but not nearly as excited as I am about Dead Space 2, Killzone 3, and LBP2.

Posted by phrosnite

I was going to buy it day 1 anyways... too many other games to buy.

Edited by morningthief

Edit: post no longer relevant. ;__;

Posted by Tesla

Fine with me, give it some more polish while I play Dead Space 2 and Dragon Age 2.

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Posted by REDRUN

I don't mind the wait, i just want it.

Posted by tankintheair315

Not completely surprised, but I want this game to be as good as possible.

Posted by Krystal_Sackful

I am totally ok with this. I want them to make this thing good.

Posted by Jimbo

What a shame.

Posted by avantegardener

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
 
If it makes it a better game I don’t mind too much.

Posted by InfamousBIG

Siiick

Posted by Sporkbane

I think there are few gamers who would argue that more time for a game is a bad thing, excluding duke nukem forever and GT5. 
 
That said, here's to hoping DEX: HR turns out awesome.

Posted by Krystal_Sackful
@Jimbo said:
" What a shame. "
Posted by GetEveryone

FUCK. 
 
 
FUCK. 
 
 
FUCK. 
 
 
FUCK.

Posted by Cybexx

Yeah so it looks like Deus Ex Human Revolution hasn't been receiving negative feedback, I haven't seen any so this is probably all FFXIV. This does mean however that Sqeenix did see some flaw worth spending the time to polish. Kind of reminds me of Rockstar delaying Max Payne 3 and L.A. Noire because delaying Red Dead by a year worked wonders. Except in this case its Square Enix realizing they can't push crap out the door, even with the Final Fantasy brand behind it.

Posted by KyleBaron
@Sporkbane said:
" I think there are few gamers who would argue that more time for a game is a bad thing, excluding duke nukem forever and GT5.  That said, here's to hoping DEX: HR turns out awesome. "
I love this guy^
Posted by cwdawg1224
@GetEveryone said:
" FUCK.   FUCK.   FUCK.   FUCK. "
SHIT.
Posted by Lydian_Sel

As long as this goes to improving the quality of the game then I can live with it.

Posted by J0n3s1

Now let's see where I put my noooooooooooooo button.. 
Oh here it is! 
http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/

Posted by blacklab

A whole year to polish? That sounds more like re-design to me.

Posted by Flashduck
@blacklab said:

" A whole year to polish? That sounds more like re-design to me. "

   It could be a whole year. It's probably just going to be a month or two. All we know is it's coming out between April '11 and March '12.
Posted by ghostNPC

This does not bode well.

Posted by bybeach

whats getting me is how long is how long. Like, are they going to release in april 2011? The news thingy here makes it sound like a potential whole year..
Posted by thetrin
Posted by mracoon

That's a bummer. The game was looking really good from everything I'd seen.

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Posted by Murkurial
@mracoon said:
" That's a bummer. The game was looking really good from everything I'd seen. "
I'm just hoping this extra polish time will be used to get rid of (or limit) those ridiculous cutscene kills that were in such abundance in the early demo vids.  
 
It was kind of annoying seeing your character run (in first-person view) right up to two enemies who were FACING him, initiate the Assasin's Creed-esque kill cutscene, have the screen freeze for a minute, and then let you watch  the game kill two guys for you.
Posted by HS21
@Abyssfull said:
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 What the deus??
"
Everyone else just stop. No one can top this comment on this article. 
Posted by Lazyaza

Eh no biggy, tonnes of big awesome games coming in q1 2011, dead space 2, bulletstorm and crysis 2 to name a few.

Posted by heatDrive88

I'm okay with this, because I want the game to be good, assuming they can put a real good amount of polish on it and that it doesn't turn retarded like Gran Turismo 5.

Posted by gbrading

Goddamnit. :(
Posted by DocHaus

Please, please, PLEASE do not tell me this is a sign that this game is actually set to be an overhyped piece of crap instead of an actual sequel (prequel?) to Deus Ex.

Posted by Hackjob135

Fuck'n. Boo.

Posted by guyver0

NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Funkydupe

Final Fantasy! *shakes fist* Deus Ex gets it in the daddy bag.

Posted by mordukai
@Abyssfull said:
"
 What the deus??
"
What the deus...EX?? 
Posted by NickLott

A little bummed about the delay but good on them they're not rushing it out to make the fiscal year. I rather have it polished than rushed. 

Posted by AtomicEdge

More polish is good.

Posted by Sanitysend

Fuck that. I've been looking forward to this game more than any other in recent memory. Screw you Square Enix, don't punish us because your pathetic attempt at an MMO was horrible.

Posted by Undeadpool

Polish is good, I guess I can't be TOO upset. And I guess this'll give me time to dedicate to beating Dragon Age II before this comes out, so it's win-win.

Posted by President_Barackbar

Shitty business moves and stock inflation at work folks.

Posted by PacManFevaa

I don't know how I feel about any of these turning my crank.

Posted by MrXD

wow... -_-;

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