All content will now be available to those who pre-order.
Square Enix just announced that its global pre-order campaign for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, dubbed the “Augment Your Pre-Order” scheme, has been cancelled.
According to the publisher, “When it was first conceived, we wanted the program to give you more choice about what you received in terms of preorder incentives. In the past, when we chose those packages ourselves and split them across regions, it has caused frustration.
“We quickly noticed that this [new] approach created even more frustration, resulting in a resounding amount of negative feedback.”
The “Augment Your Pre-Order” scheme essentially unlocked different tiers of rewards for players depending on the number of people who pre-ordered. Now all content will be available to those who pre-order no matter the number that pre-order.
“After much thought and reflection, we decided to close down the program and make all of the incentive content available to anyone who preorders Deus Ex: Mankind Divided or purchases a Day 1 edition of the game. Additionally, the release date will no longer be changed in accordance with preorder numbers, and everyone will gain access to the game on February 23, 2016.”
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