Deux Ex Mankind Divided updates: new game allows players to choose between stealth or combat-oriented boss battles


Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has something special in store for fans they can now have a chance when dealing with boss fights.

According to IGN, the game’s director Patrick Fortier spoke to OXM and said that they are now going to bring back the element of choice into the game. Choice was somehow removed from the previous installment, Human Revolution, and players had no option but to use brute force to defeat the bosses.

This did not fare well with players who found the combat-oriented approach time-consuming, especially if they don’t get to defeat the boss the first time around.

“It’s all about supporting all the different play aspects,” Fortier said in the IGN article.

The game director further explained that, with the new gameplay system, players can now choose whether they will take on the boss man-to-man or to work their way around them.

“There are ways to stealth them, there are ways to beat them in combat and there are conversations you can have that maybe give you a different means of dealing with the situation altogether,” iDigital Times quoted Fortier as saying.

Narrative director Mary DeMarle also said in an article in Destructoid that the company had noticed the lapse in the combat-oriented boss fights in Human Revolution.

“For Human Revolution, because of the way we designed it, [the bosses] always died in the cutscenes. You had no choice,” Mary DeMarle said in the Destructoid article.

DeMarle pointed out that, upon recognizing that lapse, they wasted no time in rectifying it by releasing the Missing Link downloadable content (DLC) pack for Human Revolution. They also took steps to address that lapse by putting back the choice in the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided game.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a futuristic role-playing game in which the protagonist, Adam Jensen, has to fight various terrorist groups fighting for equality between normal humans and those that have gone through augmentation a process that enhances humans from their natural attributes.

According to Destructoid, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be released in 2016. It will be available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.