A new Deus Ex: Mankind Divided mode was announced during the Deus Ex Universe Pre-E3 Showcase today. In addition to the primary campaign, a Breach mode will be included with all copies of the game. Breach is a self-contained storyline.
In Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s Breach, players are a Ripper, a person hired to hack into servers to find answers. A pharmaceutical company, called Versalife, may be behind the death of a young woman. Her parents have hired you to hack in to find out what’s going on. Your Ripper goes into the system in this first-person shooter with puzzle elements, attacking data towers, extracting data, collecting fragments, and eliminating enemies. The goal is to get the information you need, then make sure your avatar escapes the server.
Your Breach avatar will be customizable. The character can earn and apply Virtual Augmentations after leveling up. However, you have limited memory, which determines how many Virtual Augmentations you can equip at once. Avatars can also collect and buy weapons, which can be dismantled to craft new equipment. Completing raids earns you credits, which can go toward models. You can also earn booster packs as you play. These can be bought with in-game currency or real cash, and can give you weapons, skills, ammunition, and other bonuses.
There is also a Breach Challenge mode. You go through a challenges, with an option to add modifiers that make the level easier or harder. Once completed, you can share your score. If others can’t beat you, you get additional credits for it.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s Breach mode will be available at launch. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will come to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PCs on August 23, 2016.