Deus Ex: Human Revolution Delayed Into The Next Fiscal Year
Written Thursday, December 16, 2010 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Deus Ex: Human Revolution was supposed to be heading for a March 2011 release, but apparently Square Enix has now shifted the game's launch date amid "weak sales performance" and "harsh market feedback" regarding a key title. We're willing to wager that the release of Final Fantasy XIV might have burnt Square Enix's fingers a little.
Kotaku has managed to get hold of a written statement from the company explaining the reasons for the delay from March 2011 to an unspecified date in the next fiscal year, which starts in April 2011:
"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 recognises 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."
While we can't say we're too happy that one of our most anticipated titles of 2011 has been delayed, additional polish and development time is seldom a bad thing and it's encouraging to see that Square Enix want to ensure that the game is perfect before shipping it. So, while developer Eidos Montreal continue to polish Deus Ex: HR, all we can do is sit tight and wait for a new release date to emerge, hopefully sooner rather than later.
Naturally, we'll keep you posted...