A console base divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided launches this week, but there's no Nintendo version to speak of. While this might sound like stating the bloomin' obvious, it's important to remember that Deus Ex: Human Revolution got a Wii U release when most third-party publishers had abandoned the console.

It's also worth pointing out that Square Enix - current publisher of the Deus Ex series - has already pledged its support to the Nintendo NX with its Dragon Quest franchise, so the notion of an NX version at least being in development isn't all that outlandish... on paper, at least.

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According to Mankind Divided studio Eidos Montreal, NX is a total mystery and therefore doesn't figure in its plans for the game. Finder.com asked producer Olivier Proulx about the chances of an NX port, and got a pretty flat reply:

Square is known to support the NX with Dragon Quest and we also saw the director's cut of Human Revolution appear as one of the first games on Wii U - would you want to see Mankind Divided on NX one day?

We've never thought about the NX. Right now there's nothing new to announce there. We've just been looking at PC, Xbox One and PS4, and that's been our focus.

Well, if you were a betting man, what do you reckon the chances are?

I can't be that obvious. I can't bet on this. (laughs)

Of course, Proulx could be keeping his cards close to his chest seeing that Nintendo hasn't officially lifted the lid on NX yet. Just like Human Revolution came in the form of a Director's Cut edition well after the initial release on other systems, we could well get an enhanced version of the new game at a later date. The NX might even get a look-in when the inevitable "Game of the Year" edition is confirmed a year or so from now - but at the time of writing, it looks like the official line is a flat "non".

[source finder.com.au]