Developer Eidos Montreal announces that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has gone gold, which is good news for fans anticipating the sci-fi action RPG adventure.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the latest entry in a science fiction video game series that has some series pedigree. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided‘s predecessor, Human Revolution, found great success thanks to its incredible, gritty storytelling and compelling character growth, the latter of which allowed players to dictate how they wanted to play the game. After Deus Ex: Mankind Divided was delayed six months, fans fell back on the previous title’s quality as the reason behind it, convinced developed Eidos Montreal was simply perfecting the game.

Whether or not the finished product lives up to the expectations on it remains to be seen, but gamers shouldn’t need to worry about the potential for any more delays. The Deus Ex Twitter account announced yesterday that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has “gone gold”, which means that it is now officially ready to be sold in stores. One of 2016’s most anticipated games will now avoid making the 2017 list as well, a relief for both Eidos Montreal and fans of the series alike:

While it was always likely Deus Ex: Mankind Divided was going to hit its targeted release date this summer – August 23, for those wondering – in an era where game development can be prolonged indefinitely, the gold announcement from Eidos Montreal is a welcome bit of certainty. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is also a Square Enix title, and the publisher does have a fresh track record of lengthy game development in the ten year development span of Final Fantasy 15, so the Twitter post is likely to soothe some Adam Jensen admirers’ fears.

Early indication from those who have experienced some hands-on time with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is that it’s an improvement on the qualities that already made its predecessor so unique and compelling. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided‘s mechanical apartheid has set the stage for some emotional, moving storytelling, while the game’s combat system will now allow for either lethal or pacifist Deus Ex: Mankind Divided boss battles. The latter choices will dictate how the story unfolds, so gamers will have a major say in how the story of Adam Jensen unfolds.

Now that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has officially gone gold, fans and critics alike can now focus on the next stage for Eidos Montreal’s sequel – just how good will the game really be, and can it surpass the rather high bar set by its predecessor? Luckily, the video game won’t have to wait too long to find out, as Deus Ex: Mankind Divided arrives on shelves in under a month.

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What do you think about the game’s late August release date? Are you just excited that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is finally here, or is the timeframe of its release already so busy you won’t have time to play it? Let us know in the comments below.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will release on August 23, 2016 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Source: Twitter (via Game Spot)