NA - 8/23 -- EU - 8/26
It's 2027, 25 years before Deus Ex. Nanotechnological augmentations have yet to be developed and biomechanical augmentations are the current state of the art. The main protagonist, Adam Jensen, is a private security officer with Sarif Industries, a leading company that specializes in human augmentations. After he witnesses a chilling attack on his company which leaves him horrifically injured and forced to undergo augmentation to survive, "the conspiracy begins."
Adam will visit five cities over the course of the game, including Detroit, Shanghai and Montreal. In addition, the protagonist will have his own apartment where he may store his secrets and collected information. The events in the game will lead to the formation of UNATCO from the original game.
Deus Ex games revolve around tactical gameplay that allows players to make critical choices at any moment. The different "pillars of gameplay", as called by the developers, are Combat (all-out attack with weapons), Stealth (infiltration without being noticed or by quietly disabling enemies), Hacking (hacking devices and picking locks to find hidden resources and paths or manipulate machines to your advantage), Exploration (finding alternate routes to your objective by using the environment and information you discover), and Social (conversing with people in the world and manipulating them to your gain). Players can switch between these gameplay types whenever they please, and certain pillars may flow into others. For example, a failed hack may sound an alarm and start a fight, and exploration might lead to the discovery of a stealthy way past the area's enemies.