Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has had its release date pushed back to August, according to Square Enix and Eidos.

Eidos Montreal boss David Anfossi said the delay will enable extra "post-production for tuning, iterations, and refinement to meet our high standards."

"I know that expectations are extremely high," said Anfossi, "and we not only want to meet those expectations, but exceed them."

Deus Ex is the second game to be delayed from an original February 23rd date, with Mirror's Edge: Catalyst having retreated to May 24, and Far Cry Primal the only major release now scheduled for that date.

Delays are becoming more and more common in AAA game development, thanks to increased complexity, over-optimistic timelines, and the sometimes-disastrous results of rushing to meet a release target - not to mention the sheer difficulty of developing a game of that scale.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will now release on August 23, 2016, for new-gen consoles and PC.