It’s time for Deus Ex 15-year anniversary. The franchise has turned 15, with the release of the very first game landing for PC more than a decade ago.
The series of cyberpunk-themed first-person action RPG video games started back in June 2000 and will have seen four installments to the series with the upcoming release of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which is expected to hit shelves early in 2016.
To celebrate this milestone, publisher Square Enix revealed they have prepared a special four-episode documentary telling the genesis of the series, from original to 2016’s Mankind Divided. The first episode is available to watch right now, with Warren Spector, Chris Norden, and Sheldon Pacotti, the creators of the first Deus Ex.
Gamers are also getting the chance to choose what will be included in the collector’s edition of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. A replica statue of protagonist Adam Jensen, a mini art book, a replica weapon from the game, a pin set, lunch box and more are up for voting here.
If that wasn’t enough celebratory goodness for you, Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal have also partnered with GameChanger Charity, a non-profit focused on improving the lives of children suffering from life-threatening diseases. The charity makes an impact by providing direct services in hospitals, delivering video game gifts, and supporting families financially.
Brenna Hillier elaborated in vg247.com, Two ways to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Deus Ex. She commented,
Launching in 2000, Deus Ex was developed at Ion Storm under the creative direction of Warren Spector, debuting a cyberpunk mix of role-playing and first-person action which became one of the highlights of the immersive sim genre. After one troubled sequel, the property went silent until Eidos Montreal brought it back in 2011 with a well-received revival – a feat it wasn’t quite able to replicate with Thief a few years later.
Those who donate $1 or more will receive a free copy of Deus Ex: Human Revolution — Director’s Cut for PC, along with contributing to a great cause. This is a gift at the Deus Ex 15-year anniversary.