Attack of the Fanboy

Deus Ex Creator Was ‘Bugged’ By Mankind Divided’s Violent Trailer

by William Schwartz


Deux Ex creator, Warren Spector recently participated in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) and was asked about his thoughts on the recently revealed Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

Warren Spector sounded off about his dislike of the violence portrayed in the trailer feeling that Deus Ex games aren’t really about violence, they are more about playstyles and violence being one of those playstyles. He goes into more detail during his Reddit AMA.

“I thought the Mankind Divided trailer was pretty violence-o-rific, which bugged me a little. I mean, the DX game was never about killing stuff. It was about picking your own playstyle, which MIGHT involve killing stuff. Given how well DX:HR did at the whole choice and consequence idea I’m hoping – and have confidence – the actual game will be a little more in the playstyle matters mold. In trailers, you just have to give people the most action-packed stuff you can, I assume. The best thing about the trailer was that it made clear the fact that there’ll be a powerful story that’s “about” something important. That’s totally Deus Ex-y and made me very happy. I’ll definitely be playing Mankind Divided. Ask me then.”

Although it is great to hear that even after his involvement that Warren is still looking forward to playing current and future Deus Ex titles. Below is the trailer in question, do you think it is too violent? Do you also feel it goes against the core aspects that made Deus Ex such a classic?

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