Deus Ex: Human Revolution delayed

Deus Ex: Human Revolution artwork
Deus Ex: Human Revolution has been delayed announced developer Eidos and publisher Square Enix.

The game was originally set to be released in the first quarter of next year, now the game won’t be coming out until around April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012. I.e., the game has been delayed to “next fiscal year” for Square Enix.

This delay was given to allow more development time on the highly anticipated (and awesome looking, if you ask me) cyberpunk shooter/RPG, and to allow them to polish the game even further. And we all know polish is what seperates the “good” from the “great”, so this will only make the game even better in the end.

It will also prevent the game from competing with the likes of Dragon Age 2.

This may also give Square Enix time to work on HD downloadable versions of Deus Ex 1 and Deus Ex: Invisible War, which would serve to catch people up-to-speed on the series before jumping into the newest entry (which is a prequel).

Additionally, “the news came alongside a revision to the company’s consolidated results forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011. Forecast net sales were lowered from 160 billion yen to 130 billion, and operating income is expected to drop from 20 billion yen to 8 billion. Square Enix blamed weak sales performance from console games and “harsh market feedback” regarding a key title,” reports Joystiq.

The game in question is likely Final Fantasy XVI, the MMO sequel which was hit with terrible review scores upon release due to sever bugs that plagued the game, causing Square Enix to completely reorganize development staff and delay the release of the PS3 version of the title.

Here is a trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Now behold the awesomeness!

Via Joystiq