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When Square Enix announced the release date for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, it also revealed a tiered pre-order scheme. The more pre-orders the game received, the more rewards players would unlock. Today, the “Augment Your Pre-Order” plan is no more.

The publisher says that the negative feedback on the program led to the decision. “We’ve spent a lot of time reading through all of your comments, working to understand how we can try to make things right for you,” the publisher writes. “After much thought and reflection, we decided to close down the program and make all incentive content available to anyone who pre-orders Deus Ex: Makind Divided or purchases a Day 1 edition of the game.”

This means that players will no longer have to choose which pre-order bonus they receive at different tiers. Everyone will get:

  • Intruder (stealth), Enforcer (aggressive), and classic packs
  • Skins
  • Extra mission
  • Comic Book
  • Soundtrack

The release date is now fixed at February 23, and Square Enix no longer has plans to distribute it four days early based on pre-order numbers. The publisher says that the changes should be applied automatically to your order with no action required on your part.

[Source: Square Enix]

Our Take
There was an enormous amount of pushback on this as customers reflect on the troubled releases of the past year. Regardless of whether you personally feel about the pre-order plan, Square Enix is making the right call in response to outcry from a significant portion of the community.

the author Mike Futter