Deus Ex: Human Revolution Has No Political Statements, Just Leaked Concept Art

By Spencer . June 18, 2010 . 5:21pm

imageYou may have seen a controversial, perhaps unflattering screenshot, of a Detroit police station from Deus Ex: Human Revolution.


So, will Deus Ex: Human Revolution have an undercurrent of political commentary? I asked Jean-Francois Dugas, Lead Game Designer, about the screenshot.


He let out a stifled laugh and rolled his eyes when I brought the topic up. I wondered, for a second, if I wasn’t the first to do so. “That was concept art that was internal. Sometimes, the artist they do stuff, they put in crazy stuff in we laugh. Internally, it is supposed to be fun, but it’s not meant to be released,” Dugas clarified.


“It was in no way a political statement whatsoever. It was someone, somewhere, thought it was fun and that’s it.”


I spoke with Dugas about other elements of Deus Ex: Human Revolution too such as the social and hacking systems. You’ll hear more about those in our Deus Ex: Human Revolution coverage next week.

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  • AdventureTimeFinn

    Gotta have some fun when you’re working.

    • At half the population’s expense, naturally.

      • Aoshi00

        A little cruel, but I guess we could all agree to laugh at Bushisms right :) It’s like Nixon’s still president in the 80’s in Watchmen’s alternate universe or something..

        • grimgriefer

          The Deus Ex series all promoted Socialism and altering of humanity and harshly criticized the American government and the rich.

          I don’t see how this is any more offensive to conservatives.

      • Swindleton

        I hardly see how it is at anyone’s expense besides Bush’s, he no longer represents Republican people, nor should he, leave that to Palin and McCain. And it’s not like they were lying, he was a bad president; why should he have impunity in the video gaming community?

      • Don’t forget this is a Canadian game.

        • I didn’t know it was Canadian. Now I’m more interested: I should have guessed with the French names.

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