Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Goes Multi-Platform

| 12 Jun 2013 15:20

The Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut is no longer exclusive to the Wii U.

Announced in March, the Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut promised a number of significant enhancements to the game and the inclusion of the Tong's Rescue mission, which was previously available only as a preorder bonus mission or by purchasing the Explosive Mission Pack, and the Missing Link post-release DLC. It was also exclusive to the Wii U, with many features designed to take specific advantage of the Wii U gamepad.

That's no longer the plan, however, as Eidos Montreal has announced that the game will also be released for the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, the PC and Mac. The touchscreen game functionality that had been billed as exclusive to the Wii U gamepad, like touch-screen hacking, augmented sniping and grenade throwback, will now also be supported by Microsoft's SmartGlass and the PlayStation Vita.

"After our Director's Cut announcement we received an overwhelming response from the community asking us to bring this ultimate edition of Human Revolution to other platforms," Eidos Montreal General Manager St├ęphane D'Astous said in a statement. "We're thrilled to accommodate that request." He also slipped in a "you asked for this" joke which I will not repeat here.

It's hard to say whether the Director's Cut will have much in the way of widespread multi-platform appeal; Eidos Montreal says it will offer overhauled boss fights, better game balance, improved AI, eight hours of developer commentary and "striking visual improvements," but I very strongly suspect that anyone interested in playing the extra missions has already done so by now. For anyone who hasn't played Human Revolution, of course, it's the only way to fly, as long as the pricing isn't completely out of line.

It's also kind of a bop in the schnoz for Nintendo, which until now could boast of having the "best" version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution exclusive to the Wii U. The game is pushing two years old but it's still really good, and Nintendo needs any boost to the Wii U's flagging fortunes that it can get.

Eidos said the Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut will be released for all platforms later this year.

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