Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Live-Action Trailer Highlights Mechanical Apartheid
(Last Updated On: May 26, 2016)

When Deus Ex: Mankind Divided first introduced the concept of “Mechanical Apartheid”, the SJWS went crazy over it. I’m not entirely sure what their argument was but they went after the writers at Eidos Montreal pretty heavily. As is typical when those things transpire, the writer went to Kotaku in Action for a bit of help, and despite being the punching bag and boogeyman of the gaming industry, #GamerGate offered support to the writers and defended them for their use of “Mechanical Apartheid”. Well, the term is back again and sitting at the centerpiece of a rather dark live-action trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

The trailer is around four minutes long and starts with a promising look at augmentations, the benefits and improvements it can bring to everyday life. It focuses mostly around a couple where one of them is a model with an augmented arm, things gradually begin to break down between the two and finally snap after the mechanical apartheid is put into place and augments are segregated from society.

It’s not quite movie quality, but it looks good just to be a short promo piece for a video game. I would have expected to see this particular trailer air during this year’s E3.

It’s amazing that the setting is 2027, so in just 20 years they’re expecting our technology to advance to that point. I think over the next decade augmentations will become a lot more common – a large part of that due to 3D printing – but I’m not entirely sure if technology will be at a point where biomechanical augmentations are that common.

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It definitely poses some interesting questions about the way we interact with technology, advance limb replacement and make leaps toward neural implants that work seamlessly with bionic parts.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided takes place after the apartheid has already been put into place, and the tensions between those with augmentations and those without have risen to palpable levels. Decisions throughout the game will lead Jensen down various pathways that will result in an ending unique to the choices of the player.

New upgrades, new weapons, new abilities and new environments are all part of the promised play experience for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Expect to see more at this year’s E3 in June. The game is due for release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC starting August 23rd. For more info feel free to visit the official website.

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  • durka durka

    You know what you dont mention? that most of gamergate acted the same way during the syrian refugee crisis. But we dont criticize gg, ever.

    • It’s a lot more complex than that. A lot of people had different views about the refugee crisis, mainly because of incidents that occurred like in Cologne, Germany. It’s two completely different issues, one involving a fictional game world and another involving real humans, and in the case of real humans some real women were sexually assaulted in an organized crime spree during that New Year’s Eve event, according to some of the police reports that were posted online.

      Surely you can understand why some people would be leery of simply opening the borders to refugees? That’s not to say that their view is the right view, but if it were your household accepting in refugees, would you not be the least bit worried if your child, girlfriend or mother had an unwelcoming encounter with refugee?

    • TBill

      Are you sure that GG was not set off because the police and government intentionally squashed news of the assaults for several days until it leaked out? That the government was more concerned with how people would respond to the refugees, in general, as opposed to protecting the victims?

    • Italy GG

      I haven’t seen a single person in GG or else who rejected “syrian refugees”. People have a problem with how 90% of the migrants coming here are neither syrian nor refugees, and 80% of them are neither women nor children. GG is right in that the media is again falsely portraying an event by forcing a false narrative for the sake of politics – which is the same they have done against gamers. Also, I fail to see how any of this even tertiarily relates to anything in the article, as usual anti-gamers like you don’t have any argument behind their points.

  • LurkerJK

    Nobody seems to consider the bad side of tattoos and piercings that have grown exponentially lately, yesterday i saw an 8 year old with one of those ear rings that stretch the ear lobe into the size of a small donut,

    I have no doubt that a lot of those ppl would jump at the chance to chop their limbs up for one with an embedded cellphone or eyes that allow watching youtube or browsing facebook without thinking of the consequences, so yes, i think they will sooner or later become common, and then we will all collectively groan when Microsoft pushes Windows 11 up our ass implants as a recommended update