Deus Ex: Mechanical Apartheid?

Last Updated: March 30, 2014

Deus Ex mechanical apartheid trademark

Just two days ago, when we saw the list of upcoming Square Enix games and then learned that the company filed a trademark for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, we guessed that Mankind Divided was the “next-gen Deus Ex” mentioned on the list.

Now, however, we’ve learned that Square Enix has also filed a trademark for something called “Mechanical Apartheid.” There’s nothing in that name specifically that ties it to the Deus Ex series, but back in October, an official blog post by Eidos Montreal said a next-gen Deus Ex game was in development, and it would feature “trans-humanism segregation” and “a ‘ghetto-city’ voluntarily built in order to separate the classes.”

In other words, the next-gen Deus Ex game is about apartheid.

Add that to the prediction posted on Eurogamer a year ago that there would be a game called Deus Ex: Mechanical Apartheid, and it really seems to be a likely candidate for our next-gen title.

So, what do you think? Will we see Deus Ex: Mankind Divided or Deus Ex: Mechanical Apartheid on the PS4 and Xbox One?