Square Enix announced the pre-order bonus program for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Square Enix has been cancelled. Called “Augment Your Pre-Order”, the program would unlock more bonuses with more people pre-ordering the game ultimately leading to the game being released four days earlier. Ultimately the company decided to scrap the program due to negative responses. Now all the pre-order bonuses will be available for those that pre-order or buy the Day 1 edition of the game, which will be released on February 23, 2016.
At both Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal, we’ve been listening to everything you’ve had to say about the Augment Your Pre-Order program. When it was first conceived, 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 noticed that this approach created even more frustration than before, resulting in a resounding amount of 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 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 pre-order numbers, and everyone will gain access to the game on February 23rd, 2016.
What did you think of the Augment Your Pre-Order program? Did you like it because it was something different or were you against it because of the tiered bonuses? What do you think of the cancellation of it now? Let us know in the comments below and for all things gaming, stay right here to New Gamer Nation.