Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Developer Eidos Montreal Publisher Square Enix Format PC, PS4, Xbox One Release August 23
With plenty of campaign details already out there, Square Enix used E3 as an opportunity to showcase
Mankind Divided’s self-contained mission-based mode, Breach. You’re part of a team of hackers breaking into the servers of the world’s most disreputable corporations. Hacking isn’t the most visually exciting of activities, of course, so instead you play as a digital avatar, moving around virtual spaces to retrieve and extract data packets, while avoiding mainframe security. Its stylised low-poly look makes everything look a bit like the physical manifestation of the Internet in Fahrenheit’s ludicrous closing third, though its combat is pacier than the main story mode’s. Here, the publisher re-emphasised the ability to complete the game non-lethally, though Jensen’s low-wattage delivery is one weakness that’s yet to be addressed.