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Deus Ex imagines the cities of the future

The team behind the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided put a lot of thought into creating the world of 2029. Although the game will primarily take place in Prague (and other locations that haven’t been revealed yet), the developers at Eidos Montreal decided to give us a look at what some of the other major cities of the future may look like.

The game takes place during a period where humanity incorporates technology in all walks of life. The game focuses on the technological augmentation of human beings, but it doesn’t stop there. The world of 2029 is one where the new and old are juxtaposed on each other, sometimes with startling results.

The artists took familiar landscapes and re-imagined them for tomorrow, including (in order in the gallery above) Sydney, Stockholm, Rio, Paris, Moscow, London, Koln, Blackpool, Berline, and Barcelona.

The game takes place two years after the events of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and the climactic event known in the new game as the “Aug Incident.” People have begun to turn against the augmented population, separating them and in many instances creating a new apartheid. You’ll once again play Adam Jensen, travelling the world and working with Interpol to confront a group known as the Illuminati.

These cities probably won’t appear in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, but they do give us a look at what a city populated by humans augmented by technology would look like, as designed by people that have spent a lot of time thinking about the future.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is out for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on August 23, 2016.

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