Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have announced that the Augment Your Pre-Order program has been canceled for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The program has received extremely massive backlash from gamers, who have been critical of pre-orders in general as of late. This program was especially heinous though, as it locked away a good portion of content, with the promise of unlocking it for all if sales reached certain milestones.
“At both Square Enix and Eidos-Montreal, we’ve been listening to everything you’ve had to say about the Augment Your Pre-Order program,” reads the cancellation announcement. “When it was first conceiver, we wanted the program to give you more choice about what you received in terms of pre-order incentives – because we’ve seen in the past that when we choose those packages ourselves, and split them across regions, it has caused frustration. We quickly notices that this approach created even more frustration than before, resulting in a resounding negative feedback.
“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. After much thought and reflection, we decided to close down the program and make all of the incentive content available to anyone who pre-orders Desu Ex: Mankind Divided or purchases a Day 1 edition of the game.”
This also means that no one will be getting the game earlier than anyone else, with the release date being firmly set at February 23rd, 2016 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.