You asked for this.
Square Enix has announced the cancellation of its highly-controversial Deus Ex: Mankind Divided pre-order program.
First revealed alongside the release date, the “Augment Your Pre-Order” program let people pick what pre-order bonuses they would receive among a handful of different options, with different tiers opening up when higher overall pre-order numbers were hit.
For example, the first tier offered three in-game packs, such as a classic pack or enforcer pack, to choose from. And if enough people pre-purchased Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Square Enix promised to release the game four days early.
It seems the wave of backlash the company received convinced it to rethink its position, however, as the system is no more. A blog post explains all the incentive content will now be available to anyone who pre-orders or buys a Day One edition of the game, while the release date will remain locked on February 23.
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